How to make Olive Tapenade -

Rich versatile olive dip. Can use as salad dressing too.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Black olives (काले ऑलिव/ काले जैतून), Olive oil (ऑलिव आइल)

Cuisine : Italian

Course : Pickles, Jams and Chutneys

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Olive Tapenade

Olive Tapenade Recipe Card


Italian cuisine has developed through centuries of social and political changes, with roots stretching to antiquity.  Italian cuisine is simple and a number of dishes having only four to eight ingredients.  They rely mostly on the quality of ingredients rather than elaborate preparation.
Noteworthy changes in Italian cuisine happened with the discovery of the New World and the introduction of potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers and maize, which are now an integral part of this cuisine.  Italian cuisine is known for its regional diversity each with a distinct taste.  This cuisine today is probably one of the most popular in the world.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Olive Tapenade Recipe

  • Black olives pitted 15-20

  • Olive oil

  • Fresh basil leaves 6-8

  • Garlic 8-10 cloves

  • Sea salt to taste

  • Olive oil 1 cup

  • To Serve

  • French bread 1-2 loaves


Step 1

Slice the olives and remove the seeds. Put them in a grinder.

Step 2

Add fresh basil leaves, garlic, sea salt, half the olive oil (preferably cold pressed extra virgin olive oil) and grind to a smooth paste. Add the remaining olive oil and mix.

Step 3

This can be used as a dip or a salad dressing.

Step 4

Cut diagonal slices of French bread, spread some tapenade over it and serve.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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