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Tapenade is a classic of Mediterranean cuisine, basically a purée of black olives and olive oil. This version is little more sophisticated, with a less marked olive flavour.
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Last modified on: November 21th 2010

For 400 g, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 200 g 400 g 800 g 1 kg 200 g

How long does it take?

Time required for this recipe:
PreparationStart to finish
13 min.13 min.
Keeping: Several days in the fridge, in a closed jar.

Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 10 min.
Tapenade : Photo of step #1
Put into the blender goblet: 150 g black olives (stoned), 150 g tuna in oil, 4 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 teaspoon French mustard, 5 anchovy fillets, salt and pepper.

Start the blender and add 6 tablespoons olive oil, pouring it in a thin stream. Blend until it forms a smooth purée.

Stage 2 - 3 min.
Tapenade : Photo of step #2
Transfer the purée into a jar with an airtight lid and keep in the fridge if you are not going to use it straight away.

Stage 3
Tapenade : Photo of step #3
Tapenade is perfect for spreading on small slices of toasted bread.


The proportions given in this recipe are for guidance, so you can adapt it to suit your taste.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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