I love California Grown olives! It’s amazing that you can find something so delectable in a can. Olives are simple, nutritious and delicious! An Olive Tapenade recipe is a fabulous way to spruce up any dish. Let’s go!

Spectacular and Satisfying: Exploring the Goodness of Olives

Fighting Inflammation Deliciously

Olives not only provide a spectacular fat, but they’re also filling, delicious, and good for you. As a person who cares about fighting inflammation and who takes a daily dose of turmeric, I find it’s pretty fantastic when a food I love is also good for my body! After all, what you put into your body matters! An Olive Tapenade recipe is a fabulous way to add this healthful food to your regular diet.

From Salad Dressing to an Olive Tapenade Recipe: Olives are a Flavorful Addition

Whether I’m infusing olives into a salad dressing, slicing them to accompany pomegranates in my Whole30 Pomegranate Cobb salad, serving them on a vegan platter with hummus and feta, impressing guests with this Olive Tapenade recipe, or just popping them into my mouth, they certainly add a sumptuous, rich flavor. They shine in dishes like my Green Goddess Salad with Crispy Passport Chicken and Chicken Artichoke Stew from the No Crumbs Left cookbook

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Elevate Your Dishes with this Olive Tapenade Recipe

Olives are undoubtedly one of the foods I crave and eat daily, whether sprinkled over a salad, sliced for an Olive Tapenade recipe, popped into a stew, or blended into a salad dressing. As an intermittent faster, I love to eat olives to break my fast, because they really keep me satiated. Plus, they’re so freaking delicious.

The Simple Olive: Small In Size, Mighty In Flavor!

California Ripe Olives’ briny flavor is perfect in a tartar sauce. Like feta cheese and balsamic vinegar, they’re practically a Magic Elixir of their own, because they simply make food more delicious. California Grown Olives truly are a marvel.

Stress-free and Simple: An Olive Tapenade Recipe

Keep things simple and make your life easier by preparing this Olive Tapenade recipe ahead of time. Then you’ll have it on hand to top your morning toast, lunch salad, or dinner meal. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself eating it straight from the spoon!

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Olive Tapenade

Olive Tapenade

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  • Author: Teri Turner
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Assembled
  • Cuisine: French


There are so many great ways to use olives. An Olive Tapenade recipe is fabulous to have in your back pocket to spruce up any dish.


  •   1 six-ounce can California Grown green olives, drained and thinly sliced
  •   1 tablespoon lemon juice
  •   2 anchovy filets
  •   2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 
  •   2 – 3 basil leaves 
  •   1 garlic clove, minced


  1.   Place the olives in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2.   In a food processor, combine the lemon juice, anchovy filets, olive oil, basil and garlic, and pulse until smooth. Pour over the olives and toss to combine. Serve.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 282
  • Sugar: 0.2 g
  • Sodium: 1667.2 mg
  • Fat: 25.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.4 g
  • Protein: 9.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 24.1 mg

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