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Super-flavorful olive tapenade in minutes (VIDEO)

Karen Miner is the Food & Home Editor for SheKnows. She is a freelance writer, recipe developer and is also the cook, author and photographer behind the food blog, Tasty Trials, a collection of original recipes and stories. She and her h...

You won't believe how easy it is to make this simple Provençal-inspired olive tapenade

Unexpected guests are my worst nightmare. I like advance notice to clean the house, plan the menu and, most importantly, stock the bar. But should unscheduled guests come a-knockin', the best defense (aside from a quick toilet-scrubbing on the sly) is having a few super-simple recipes in your arsenal. Even better are recipes you can make with ingredients you usually have in your kitchen.

So grab that jar of olives that's been sitting in the pantry for six months, and whip up an easy dip in minutes with the help of a blender.

Olive tapenade recipe


  • 2 cups Kalamata olives
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Basil
  • Cracked pepper

Check out the video to see how easy it is to make this super-flavorful dip.

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