Greek Olive Tapenade

Greek Olive Tapenade

This is my take on the olive spread often served with the bread and salad course at Greek Restaurants.  We just love this stuff and it disappears sooooo fast at my house.   Truly addictive flavors here.  I love to  spread it on my Almond-Flax Crackers or my Almond-Arrowroot Crackers for a delicious snack.  Just made a fresh batch this afternoon as we have someone coming to dinner and this makes a great appetizer!  🙂  Other ways to use this tasty spread:   stuffed inside slit chicken breasts before baking along with a dab of Boursin or cream cheese, spread on top of broiled fish filets when serving, atop tomato slices for a unique salad, or with a little more oil and balsamic vinegar, it’s great as a Greek salad dressing!  This recipe is Induction friendly.    


6 oz. pitted black olives (I use a mixture of canned black olives & kalamata olives)

1 small clove minced garlic

¼ c. olive oil

2 T. chopped parsley

DIRECTIONS:  Pulse all ingredients in a food processor until uniformly coarse texture, smooth but not reduced to a paste.  You want it very finely chopped.  You can pulse in a blender if you do not have a food processor.  Serve with your favorite low-carb crackers or Greek bread (for those not on Atkins).

NUTRITIONAL INFO: Makes about 3/4 cup or serves 6, each 2 T. serving contains:

111.5 cals, 11.7g fat, 2.2g carbs, 1g fiber, 1.2g NET CARBS, 0.4g protein, 200 mg sodium

3 thoughts on “Greek Olive Tapenade

  1. Colette

    Hi Peggy, This sounds amazing! I’m sorry I haven’t replied much to all of your great recipes. My husband Mark passed away suddenly at the end of March and I had to go back to work at our insurance agency. Plus taking care of our cows is a huge chore but an enjoyment too. Thank goodness two of my daughters have been my rocks. One daughter, Stephanie is working at the office daily and I don’t know what I would do without her help.Anyway, I want to post more on the Texas gardening site too, as soon as I can take more pics and get them loaded on my computer I can add more interest with my comments.Thank goodness the hot summer seems to be ending!Colette 

    1. Oh, my dear, I’ so sorry to hear of your personal loss. And I’m so glad your daughters are there to get you through the difficult road ahead. Lance and I chose to not have children, and all my family are gone now, so I truly am dreading the prospect of life alone without him. May God bless you and help you and yours deal with life moving forward. But you are strong and will get through this, my friend. I’m doing a lot less posting both on the blog and my garden forums. I’m actually spending most of my time on National Gardening Association ( I find it much more active than the Houzz Texas Gardening, where I only pop in maybe once a week just to see what’s up. NGA has an amazing plant database I find VERY useful and informative, amazing members, photos galore, ease of uploading, personal plant lists, and so very many helpful tools and articles to learn, you just scan’t beat it! Some members are even into hybridizing their own plants there, so VERY knowledgeable folks there. If you decide to check it out, I’m “Peggy8b” there. 🙂

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