Today we are switching things up here and instead of learning how to make a cake we are going to be talking about how to make an olive tapenade. Also there is a coupon code and sweepstakes at the bottom so keep reading!
Who is ready for the Holidays? Who want to make delicious things that look straight out of a magazine? who has time to do so? wait no one? I get it! schedules are hectic and honestly who wants to spend time in the kitchen when you could actually be winning an ugly sweater competition (also tell me that I’m not the only one that gets excited to win an ugly sweater competition) actually I just have a love hate relationship with my kitchen during the Holidays, on one side I’m like “bake all the cute things bonus points if the look like unicorns and take 3 times the amount of time that it usually takes just for the sake of the Holidays” and on the other side I’m like “meh, I will just buy it done” because during the Holidays I want to bake and cook and act like a complete homemaker but I also want to be on the other side eating my weight in delicious food and laughing with my dad’s bad jokes.
So this time I decided that I will do something that can combine the best of both worlds, make me look like a cultured put together adult and also take the same amount of time that it too me to write cultured put together adult (not that much) that means I’m going to be making and Olive tapanade, fancy right? and since I thought that it was pretty cool I wrote a post about how to make an olive tapenade so you could make one at home too (we can call it the best friends for olives or whatever)
I love olive tapenade, I actually could eat it with a spoon because olives are like the cupcakes of salty foods (and in case you don’t get my bad analogy that means the best), they taste like glory, and dreams, and little Italian vacations and they are pretty much GREAT. Also if you buy some good quality olives they don’t need much things to be awesome, just a drizzle of olive oil, a crack of pepper and a little of garlic (and a drizle of balsamic vinegar if you are feeling extra fancy), some crusty bread and you are all set to a delicious appetizer.
How to make an olive tapenade
- Pick some good quality olives, I used this ones from Mezzeta, they come pitted which makes the work much more easier.
- Place them in a food processor of cut them in little little pieces. do the same with a clove of garlic
- Place them on a small bowl, add a bit of olive oil, and some black pepper
done, easy peasy simple pimple you just made an Italian appetizer in like 2 minutes!!
If you want to also set them up on a cheese board I have a complete tutorial (foolproof formula included and all!) to make a cheeseboard using things that you already have on hand, so jump over how to make a cheeseboard.
Like I told your the guys at Mezzeta have an awesome coupon code (cheaper olives come to mama!!) and a sweepstakes (that includes a camera and a whole lot of olives and cute things) running on their site. You can download the coupon and enter the sweeps here