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

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For 400 g, you will need:
  • 1 black olives 150 g black olives
  • 2 tuna in oil 150 g tuna in oil
  • 3 olive oil 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 lemon juice 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 5 French mustard 1 teaspoon French mustard
  • 6 anchovy fillet 5 anchovys fillets
  • 7 olive oil 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • Total weight: 510 grams

Change these quantities to make: 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.

Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 10 min.
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 anchovys 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.
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 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.
Several days in the fridge, in a closed jar.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,371 Kcal or 9,927 Kj46 gr14 gr237 gr
119 %18 %1 %36 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
465 Kcal or 1,947 Kj9 gr3 gr46 gr
23 %3 %<1 %7 %
% 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).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Fish, Mustard
How much will it cost?
  • For 400 g : 5.17 €

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  • I adore Tapenade! Thanks for sharing...
    Posted by Louise november 25th 2010 at 17:24 (n° 1)
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