Make this Tapenade with two ingredients, and a few Vitamix pulses
Nothing could be easier to make than this olive tapenade.
No prep and just two ingredients. Throw them into your Vitamix, pulse a couple of times and you’ve got a gourmet spread.
You will have made an amazing appetizer in less than 2 minutes. And your guests will be impressed.
Put some olives on your shopping list, you’ve got some tapenade to make!
Tastes lavish, but is effortless
Olive tapenade is one of those things I’ve always intended to make with the Vitamix.
But I was intimidated. I knew I’d need upwards of 2 cups of olives to cover the blades. And I was scared I’d accidentally turn several dollars worth of olives into a salty smoothie.
So when the 8 oz. containers were introduced, this was one of the first recipes I thought of.
“Great! I can finally try to make tapenade”.
Both Lenny and I are absolute salt junkies. Pickles and olives are daily snacks in our household. So tapenade has always been a favorite around here.
Little did I know, it’s incredibly easy to make and takes no prep at all.
Popped some olives in the container, pulsed a couple of times and had a gourmet snack.
I’m planning on serving this at pretty much every dinner party henceforth. Crackers, toasted bread, veggies, it’s good on everything.
No plans to tell people it took me less than 2 minutes to make though… that’ll be our little secret.
Useful tips for Olive Tapenade
You can make this tapenade with just 2 kinds of olives. Or you can get fancy and add sundried tomatoes, capers, etc.
If you’re not getting the consistency you’re looking for, try adding a Tbsp. of olive oil at a time.
A salty and savory spread for bread or crackers.
- green olives (pitted) - 1/4 cup (34 g)
- black olives (pitted) - 1/4 cup (34 g)
- capers - 1 Tbsp. (9 g)
- sun dried tomatoes - 3 small pieces
- olive oil - 1 Tbsp. (15 mL)
- Load ingredients into 8 oz Vitamix container
- Turn to variable speed 2
- Pulse 10-15 times until desired texture reached
- Serve with toast or crackers
- Snap a pic and tag #lifeisNOYOKE
- Keep refrigerated for up to one week
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