1-How to Make Easy Olive Tapenade
Tapenade is an olive spread or dip that contains mainly olives. It originated in Provence, France. Here you’ll learn how to make an olive tapenade recipe, the favorite snack of olive lovers.
In tapenade, the amount of capers has decreased over the years and olives have become more dominant. In the traditional tapenade, anchovies are also included. However, in this recipe for olive tapenade, we'll not use anchovies to be vegetarian. It is also suitable for those who are allergic to seafood.
Now let's learn how to prepare this delicious dip. For this, we need ingredients that you always have in the house and a food processor.
Ingredients for this olive tapenade recipe:
- 1 cup black olives, pitted.
- ½ cup grilled green olives, pitted.
- ¼ cup lightly packed fresh flat-leaf parsley (thin stems are okay).
- 1 tablespoon drained capers.
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil.
- 2 medium garlic cloves, pressed or minced.
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice.
Put all the ingredients in the food processor and pulse 5-10 times until you reach the desired texture. The trick is not to pulse too long and get a well-chopped texture
2-The Best Olives for Tapenade
Tapenade is made in the French region with black Niçoise olives and green Castelvetrano olives. In my opinion, grilled green olives are also very tasty. To make this olive tapenade recipe practically, we will use pitted grilled green olives.
For the best olive tapenade recipe, you can also use a single type of olive or a mixture of two types. The important thing is to pay attention to the salt ratio of the dip. If you use a mixture of black and green olives, you can balance the salt content by using mainly green olives because the salt rate of green olives is lower than black olives.
3-The Easiest Way to Pit Olives
Even if the olive pit breaks in the robot, it can still be hard enough to break your tooth. For the best olive tapenade recipe, be sure to use pitted olives.
If you are using pitted olives, here is my suggestion for getting rid of pits. Place a handful of olives on the cutting board and press them with the wide bottom of the jar or pan until the olives break into pieces.
4-Ingredients for Cheese and Olive Tapenade Puff Pastry Recipe
- 2-3 tablespoons of butter
- 1 teaspoon of oil
- 1 egg (on the yolk)
- 7 tablespoons of yogurt
- 1 sacked of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vinegar
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 3.5-4 teacups of flour
For the inside;
- 1 cup of grated hard cheese
- 1 cup of grated cheddar cheese
- 2 tablespoons of tapenade (I have explained the olive tapenade recipe before.)
- 1 egg
- Black pepper
5-How to Make Cheese and Olive Tapenade Puff Pastry
I recommend this puff pastry to everyone, it is chewy on the outside, soft on the inside, delicious, and easy to make. It is both filling and nutritious for children who do not eat cheese and olives.
Mix all ingredients except flour. Slowly add the flour and prepare a soft dough. While the dough is resting, we prepare the filling. We mix the dip we prepared according to the olive tapenade recipe I shared above, grated cheese, chopped parsley, egg, and the spices we want. We take pieces from the dough and roll them out a little larger than the middle of our hands. We put the inner mixture on the side and close it on the other side. We press the ends lightly so they do not open. We brush them with egg yolk and sprinkle them with sesame or black cumin seeds and bake them in a preheated oven at 180 degrees until golden brown. According to this puff pastry recipe, we will have prepared a total of 16 dumplings.
A pastry that rises requires some effort and patience. You can't just use the ingredients for the dough as you took them out of the refrigerator. First, they should wait at room temperature and prepare to become a dough. Of course, that's not all...
Here are the tricks you need to know for puff pastry. You should use flour and other dry ingredients by sifting them. You should knead the dough well until it doesn't stick to your hand. Make sure that the ingredients are well mixed and the dough has a homogeneous consistency. After you've kneaded the dough and formed it into a whole, press on the dough with your finger. If a hole opens in the dough and immediately returns to its original shape, it means you've dough. The fluffy pastry that you have been waiting for, baked at the appropriate time and temperature for the recipe, is ready to eat!
6-How to Serve Olive Tapenade
Once you have prepared the best olive tapenade recipe, here are some serving suggestions:
You can pair the tapenade with a crisp rosé or a dry white wine. You can also serve it as an appetizer with a strong gin or vodka-based cocktail (such as a martini) and crostini or crackers.
It provides a nice contrast when served with creamy toppings like hummus or spinach artichoke dip. The olive tapenade recipe will keep in the refrigerator for a week or two, so you'll find plenty of uses for it, and here are some delicious serving suggestions.
If you're serving olive lovers, you can serve the dip we made with the wonderful olive tapenade recipe instead of whole olives. You can stir it into the salad dressing and pour it over the salads. For breakfast, it goes well with scrambled eggs, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh parsley or basil, or cream cheeses like goat cheese or feta. If you want the flavor of the tapenade to dominate more, you can also eat crostini with crackers or toast.
7-How to Serve Olive Tapenade Puff Pastry
Hot olive pastry, fresh from the oven, sounds incredibly delicious. You can even eat the puff pastry with the filling we made from the olive tapenade recipe for lunch if you want. If you want to eat it on its own, I recommend having an espresso, cappuccino, or tea with it. You'll be amazed at how well it goes.
If you want to consume it for breakfast, it's nutritious enough to replace bread and even more. Since it contains olives, cheese, and various flavors, you can eat this wonderful snack with different Mediterranean flavors (such as green grilled olives) at any time of the day.