Facebook LinkedIn Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Video Play Icon Plus Icon Minus Icon Check Icon Print Icon Note Icon Heart Icon Filled Heart Icon Single Arrow Icon Double Arrow Icon Hamburger Icon TV Icon Close Icon Sorted Hamburger/Search Icon
Recipe

Green Olive & Almond Tapenade

Featured in our 2017 Christmas Guide
Scott Phillips

Yield: Yields 3 cups

The saltiness of your olives will determine how many anchovies you use. For best results, make the recipe in the following amount, making additional batches if you want larger quantities. It will keep for a few weeks in the refrigerator.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups unpitted green, Mediterranean-style olives
  • 4 to 6 whole salt-packed anchovies (or 10 to 12 oil-cured anchovy fillets)
  • 1/4 lb. (about 1 cup) slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1 Tbs. minced garlic
  • 1 Tbs. capers, drained
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice (optional)
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Nutritional Information

      Nutritional Sample Size per Tbs.
      Calories (kcal) : 50
      Fat Calories (kcal): 45
      Fat (g): 5
      Saturated Fat (g): 0.5
      Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0.5
      Monounsaturated Fat (g): 3.5
      Cholesterol (mg): 0
      Sodium (mg): 135
      Carbohydrates (g): 1
      Fiber (g): 1
      Protein (g): 1

Preparation

  • Pit the olives with a knife; set aside. If using salt-packed anchovies, wash the ­anchovies in several changes of ­water. Separate the fillets by running a knife or your finger along the backbone; remove any large bones. Put the ­pitted olives, anchovies, almonds, garlic, capers, lemon juice, and olive oil in a food processor; process until a coarse paste forms.
  • It makes a tangy topping for savory tarts and pizza and is delicious tossed with pasta along with a little olive oil and some fresh goat cheese. Brennan also tucks this tapenade under the skin of a chicken breast as a flavor booster.

Reviews

Rate or Review

Reviews

  • matois | 10/07/2010

    Have made the Green Olive Tapenade many times. Love it. Use for salad dressings, sauteing, pasta sauce, etc.

  • Pistachio | 11/28/2008

    I have made this recipe over and over again. It is terrific. I use it in pasta, on sandwiches and even mix it into pasta sauce.

Rate this Recipe

Write a Review

Delicious Dish

Find the inspiration you crave for your love of cooking

Fine Cooking Magazine

Subscribe today
and save up to 44%

Already a subscriber? Log in.

Videos

View All

Moveable Feast Logo

Season 4 Extras

Taos, New Mexico (503)

Experience the rich history of the mountainous Taos region of New Mexico as Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking gets a taste of its incredible ingredients. Host Curtis Stone meets Christopher…

View all Moveable Feast recipes and video extras

Connect

Follow Fine Cooking on your favorite social networks