Green Tapenade with Anchovies and Capers

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Green Tapenade with Anchovies and Capers

Tapenade, a traditional dish of Provence

The tapenade is a flagship recipe of French cuisine and more particularly of Provence.

In the traditional recipe, the tapenade is prepared using a mortar and pestle. We place in the mortar olives (green or black), olive oil, anchovies, capers, garlic and herbs from Provence. Then, using the pestle we crush everything until a homogeneous paste is obtained.

In the following recipe, I used a blender to save time. If you have the courage, try to achieve it with a mortar and a pestle and tell me in the comments what you thought!

What to do with tapenade?

There are many ways to use tapenade. The simplest and most common way is simply to serve it on bread as an aperitif, for example.

If you love tapenade like I do, here are some other ideas for using tapenade in your recipes:

Green Tapenade with Anchovies and Capers

Green Tapenade with Anchovies and Capers Recipe

For a middle-size serving you need the following ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 170 g green olives, pitted and drained
  • 4 anchovy fillets
  • 10 green capers
  • 60 ml olive oil
  • 25 ml lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove (optional)
  • Pinch of pepper

As for garlic, the traditional recipe calls for garlic. However, when I want a lighter flavored tapenade that is not too garlicy, I remove the garlic.

Preparation

Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until you get a smooth texture. Add a last drizzle of olive oil.

This Green Tapenade with Anchovies and Capers can be kept in the refrigerator for 7 days.

Green Tapenade with Anchovies and Capers

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Green Tapenade with Anchovies and Capers

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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Accompagnement, Apéritif
Cuisine Française, Méditéranéenne
Servings 6

Equipment

  • Mixeur

Ingredients
  

  • 170 g green olives pitted and drained
  • 4 anchovy fillets
  • 10 green capers
  • 60 ml olive oil
  • 25 ml lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove optional
  • Pinch of pepper

Instructions
 

  • Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until you get a smooth texture. Add a last drizzle of olive oil.
  • This Green Tapenade with Anchovies and Capers can be kept in the refrigerator for 7 days.

Notes

As for garlic, the traditional recipe calls for garlic. However, when I want a lighter flavored tapenade that is not too garlicy, I remove the garlic.
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