Black Olive Tapenade

Black Olive Tapenade

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

5 minutes


12 people

This tapenade makes a superb appetizer. Delightful paired with a glass of white wine.

Why Try? The recipe is quite simple to make. It’s elegant yet almost effortless.

The dark and elegant appearance of this dish lends a touch of sophistication to the meal occasion.


  • 1 cup pitted black olives, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon capers, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon anchovy paste
  • Juice of 1/2 of lemon
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme plus additional for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup olive oil plus 1 tablespoon additional for brushing on bread
  • 2 (4 ounce) packages goat cheese, softened
  • 1 baguette (16 inch) cut diagonally in 1/2-inch slices


  • 1 Combine olives, capers, anchovy paste, lemon juice, garlic, thyme, oregano, and 1/4 cup olive oil.
  • 2 Brush one side of bread with olive oil.
  • 3 In large sauté pan toast oiled side of bread over medium heat.
  • 4 Spread softened goat cheese on toasted side of bread; top with olive mixture and sprinkle with thyme leaves.


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