Try spreading this tangy tapende on crostini or pipe into cherry tomatoes (after slicing off the stem ends and seeding them). For a great sandwich, fill a lettuce-lined pita pocket with tapenade and sliced hard-cooked eggs.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November 1997




Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine lentils and garlic in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, until very tender, 30 to 35 minutes.

  • Drain the lentils and garlic and transfer to a food processor. Add olive paste (or olives), capers, anchovies (or anchovy paste), lemon juice and oil; puree until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Scrape into a bowl and stir in rosemary.

Nutrition Facts

30 calories; protein 1.8g 4% DV; carbohydrates 3.9g 1% DV; dietary fiber 1.4g 6% DV; sugars 0.3g; fat 0.9g 1% DV; saturated fat 0.2g 1% DV; cholesterol 0.4mg; vitamin a iu 4.2IU; vitamin c 0.7mg 1% DV; folate 31.7mcg 8% DV; calcium 4.5mg; iron 0.6mg 3% DV; magnesium 6.6mg 2% DV; potassium 66.9mg 2% DV; sodium 58.2mg 2% DV; thiamin 0mg 3% DV.