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Gourmet Sun-Dried Tomato and Olive Tapenade

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Add more flavor to your olive tapenade by adding some sun-dried tomatoes for a splash of color and texture. This gourmet olive tapenade is made with capers, fresh basil and Parmesan cheese. It's a gourmet yet easy vegetarian and vegan appetizer, dip or spread.

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  • 1 4 ounce jar sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained (reserve the oil)
  • 1 cup fresh black olives
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup capers
  • 1 1/2 tsp Parmesan cheese or vegan Parmesan substitute (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste


Place all ingredients in a food processor. Add 2 - 3 tablespoons of the oil from the sun-dried tomatoes. Process until desired consistency is reached. Olive tapenade should be course with some chunks, not smooth and creamy.
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 5 out of 5
Delicious, Fast and Easy to Make, Guest longisland.guide

After you buy the ingredients (or if you have them in the house,) this is very fast and easy to make. It was a big hit with my family and I'll definitely make it again. I substituted green olives with pimentos for the black olives, but that's just my own preference.

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