Olive Tapenade

Head to the olive bar at your grocery store to get a mix of brined and oil-cured olives for more complex flavor. Moroccan (Beldi), Kalamata, Niçoise and Castelvetrano make a nice combo.

Olive Tapenade
Photo: Eric Wolfinger
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins


  • 1 cup mixed pitted olives

  • ¼ cup rinsed roasted red peppers

  • 1 clove garlic

  • ½ teaspoon anchovy paste

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper


  1. Finely chop olives, roasted red peppers, garlic and anchovy paste together on a cutting board. Transfer to a medium bowl and stir in oil, lemon juice and pepper.

To make ahead

Refrigerate for up to 1 week. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

81 Calories
7g Fat
3g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 2 Tbsp.
Calories 81
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Protein 1g 2%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Vitamin A 117IU 2%
Sodium 297mg 13%
Potassium 4mg 0%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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