Olive Tapenade

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This olive tapenade is a great appetizer to serve at your next party or just over a glass of wine. This is a blend of olives and feta cheese topped on some toasted baguette.

Olive Tapenade

Olive tapenade has become one of my new favorite appetizers. You don’t see it too often at restaurants, but when I do I order it for sure.

I do have an obsession with all things salty though. From olives, to pickles, and salty sauces like soy sauce and Worcestershire. I’ve always been that way. I’ll choose salty over sweet any day.

Olive Tapenade

The first time I had olive tapenade was on vacation at a resort in Mexico. It was at the French restaurant at the resort and it was served as the chef’s special appetizer.

Olive Tapenade

When we went back a little over a year later they were still serving it. So it must have been a hit.

Instead of the feta mixed in like mine, they served a nice side of whipped feta. If you would like a recipe for whipped feta you can find one here. I can’t get enough of some whipped feta spread.

Olive Tapenade

This is a rather simple recipe. Just throw all the ingredients in a food processor and blend away. I do suggest throwing the garlic in the food processor first and get it really chopped up and then adding all other ingredients.

Olive Tapenade

Toasted baguette bread is simple enough to make too. Just slice up some baguette bread, brush some olive oil on it and cook for about 12 minutes in the oven.

I also see toasted baguette bread for sale at the store thinking why would I pay $5 when I can make it for a little over $1 myself. I guess it’s for those times you need something quick and ready to go.

Olive Tapenade

So next time you’re planning to have the girls over for some wine and talk whip up the simple and quick olive tapenade and your guest will not be disappointed.

Olive Tapenade
4 from 2 votes

Olive Tapenade

This olive tapenade is a great appetizer to serve at your next party or just over a glass of wine. This is a blend of olives and feta cheese topped on some toasted baguette.
Print Recipe
Prep Time:3 minutes
Cook Time:12 minutes
Total Time:15 minutes


  • 1 cup kalamata olives
  • 1/2 cup of green olives
  • 1 1/2 TBSP capers
  • 4 TBSP feta cheese
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 3 TBSP olive oil
  • 2 TBSP lemon juice

Toasted baguette

  • 1 baguette loaf
  • 4 TBSP olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Slice baguette bread and lay on a baking sheet and brush on olive oil and cook for 12 minutes until golden brown
  • Add garlic to food processor and chop up well
  • Then add all remaining ingredients to food processor and blend where the olives are still a little chunky
  • Serve in a bowl with toasted baguette bread on the side.


Serving: 1Cup | Calories: 1019kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 76g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 2901mg | Potassium: 204mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 540IU | Vitamin C: 7.2mg | Calcium: 326mg | Iron: 4.8mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: French
Keyword: appetizer, olives, party food
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 1019kcal
Olive Tapenade
Olive Tapenade

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  1. 4 stars

    I did not have any kalamata olives on hand. But it did have sliced black olives. And it worked perfect! I used it as a topper to my grilled tuna. Excellent! Can’t wait for tomorrow to have a toasted bagel, melted cheese and the the olive topping. I will be making this again.

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