200 grams of whole black olives
3 tablespoons of capers (if packed in salt, then rinse them well)
2 anchovies chopped roughly (if packed in salt, then rinse them well)
1 large clove of garlic (roughly crushed)
2 teaspoon of thyme (fresh and chopped)
1/2 lemon (juice only)
5 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil
Nothing is better than Tapenade to with your stiff drink to give you the perfect holiday feeling. Tapenade is a Mediterranean dip that is often consumed with drinks. This dark and sophisticated dip has the just right combination of the saltiest ingredients that can be paired excellently with a gin and tonic, or rosé.
Tapenade is prepared using small black olives as the dominant ingredient. Other elements that are traditionally used are capers, anchovies, herbs, and garlic. There are several variations of this Mediterranean dish that encompasses pairing with dried tomatoes and basil, and usage of green olives. To make perfect Tapenade at home to enjoy alongside your evening drink, here is the recipe using all the traditional elements and will take only a couple of minutes to prepare.
- Tapenade entails 159 calories and 0.9 grams of carbohydrates.
- Tapenade is essentially an olive dish so it is healthy for heat and plays a significant role in suppressing the cholesterol level.
- It comprises of anti-cancer compounds and also reduces inflammation in the body.
- Olives are painkillers for your body. They function as ibuprofen against diseases such as arthritis and other chronic inflammatory diseases.
- Tapenade is enriched with iron. So if you are low on hemoglobin or have a weak immune system, Tapenade can serve in fulfilling the iron requirement in your body.
How to Make Tapenade
Using Pestle and Mortar
You can also use pestle and mortar in making the Tapenade through following these steps: