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Easy Green Olive Tapenade

Easy Green Olive Tapenade will be the life of your party!  Green olives are the star of the show in this easy appetizer. For a no fuss olive spread recipe that you will use with everything, whip up a batch today! 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Australian, French, International
Keyword: green olives, homemade tapenade, tapenade
Servings: 10
Author: Adrianne


  • Food processor


Easy Green Olive Tapenade

  • 350 grams pitted green olives Note 1
  • 1 cup stuffed green olives Note 2
  • 3 garlic cloves skins peeled
  • cup capers drained
  • 4 anchovies drained, oil blotted
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice Note 3
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup flat leaf parsley
  • Toast points to serve


Easy Green Olive Tapenade

  • Add whole green olives, stuffed olives, garlic, capers, anchovies, lemon juice, olive oil and parsley to the bowl of a food processor
  • Pulse to combine for less than 10 seconds Note 4
  • Transfer to a bowl and serve with toast points Note 5



  • Note 1 These are whole green olives with the pits removed. They will come in a tall jar. We drain them and discard the liquid. 
  • Note 2 These are stuffed green olives that have the red centre. They will also come in jars of all sizes. We need slightly less of these than the whole green olives. We also drain these and discard the liquid. 
  • Note 3 An Australian tablespoon measures 20ml which is just a little bit bigger than an American one. Bottled lemon juice is fine! 
  • Note 4 We want the texture of our tapenade to be chunky. Pulsing for just seconds achieves this, using low or high will obliterate the ingredients and leave them a mushy mess. We WANT the texture which also allows us to still SEE what is in our food. 
  • Note 5 Toast points are super easy to make! Simply cut the 4 crusts off a slice of bread. Cut the bread in half and place on a lined baking tray. Spray with cooking oil. Cook in a moderate oven oven for 10 mins until the toast browns and becomes crunchy!