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sexy olive tapenade on toast

Sexy Olive Tapenade

This is one of our favorite Mediterranean-inspired appetizers. It only takes a few minutes to make, perfect for a hot day. 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Appetizer, Small Plate
Cuisine French, Mediterranean


  • 10-12 meaty olives chopped small
  • 1/2 tsp anchovy paste
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp capers chopped
  • 2-3 fresh basil leaves chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin


  • Cut the meat off of the olives and chop as small as possible. You can use a food processor or blender to make a paste. Because I'm using multi-colored olives I wanted to preserve the pretty colors, so I chopped instead.
  • Put all of the ingredients together in a bowl and stir.
  • Serve with bread, toast, bread sticks, crackers, or use as a sandwich topping.


Keyword olives, sexy, tapenade