Olive Tapenade Appetizer

Olives! Half of you just said: “Yum!” and the other half said: “Gross!”

I think olives are one of those foods that you either love or you hate, but I’m a believer that any food made the right way can make even the biggest nay sayer a believer.

Voila! Enter delicious, tangy, zesty, perfect olive tapenade!

Besides being delicious, this tapenade packs a powerful health punch! Olives are an awesome antioxidant rich food great for decreasing inflammation and supporting cardiovascular health. The garlic in this recipe gives this tapenade a little kick and is great for detoxification.

This tapenade makes for a perfect appetizer or healthy snack. Try it out with crackers (I LOVE Mary’s Crackers) or even with some sliced up veggies such as cucumber or bell pepper.

A huge thanks to our friends at Sardo Foods for providing us with the delicious olives and inspiring this recipe!

Ingredients for Olive Tapenade:

1 cup pitted olives 

2 cloves garlic, peeled

Leaves from 1-2 sprigs of fresh thyme

¼ cup loosely packed cilantro

¼ cup olive oil


Add all ingredients (except olive oil) in a food processor and pulse to chop

With the food processor running, slowly add in olive oil.

Enjoy immediately or keep refrigerated for later use!

Picture Credit: pixabay.com

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