I love tapenade! LOVE IT! I am more of a salty/spicy girl than sweet girl.
I love chips and dips, guacamole and jalepenos, olives, anchovies, nuts, and peppers. MIAM! YUM! NOM!
Today, I am going to explain the receipe for tapenade, which is similar to pesto.
The ingredients are simple enough: black or green olives WITHOUT PITS, capers, anchovies, olive oil and whatever spices tickle your fancy, such as thyme, nutmug, or mustard powder.
Next, place all of ingredients in a blender and viola! Then, transfer to a bowl, serve with fresh cut bread or celery or carrot sticks and ENJOY!
I'm unable to give you exact measurements, for which I apologize, however the goal of the paste is to balance the consistancy; like the two photos above. You will have to mix and taste and mix and taste to get it to your liking. That's it!
This little recipe is not only GOOD, but GOOD FOR YOU! In fact, did you know that olives are an aphrodisiac?
It's true because it enhances fertility and the reproductive system. Olives also helps eliminate excess cholesterol in the blood, controls blood pressure, is a source of dietary fiber and is high in vitamin E!
Anchovies have high amounts of vitamin B and E and are rich in minerals! And let us not forget about capers: One health benefit shared by both capers and broccoli is the presence of isothiocyanates. Isothiocyanates (I don't know how to pronounce it either!) help the liver breakdown cancer causing chemicals! By the way, it's the isothiocyanates in capers that give them their (pungent) yummy taste.
The tapenade is salty, but not so salty that you are unable to enjoy the mix. Actually, it is not overly fishy or salty at all, again, think of it as pesto sauce. If your tapenade is not balanced, add more olive oil and ENJOY!
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