Tapenade is a French dish made of olives, anchovies, capers and garlic. To make, blend all the ingredients together and add olive oil. Perfect for dipping or can used as a spread
Serves: 4
Prep time: 10 mins
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs: Cheap as chips




    • 200g (7oz) whole pitted olives (kalamata, black or green or a mixture)


    • 6 tbsp good quality olive oil


    • 1-2 peeled and chopped cloves of garlic


    • 2 tbsp capers


    • 6 anchovy fillets


    • 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme


    • 1-2 tbsp lemon juice






    1. Put olives, garlic, capers, anchovy fillets, thyme and lemon juice in a small food processor, or in a jug, if using a stick blender.


    1. Slowly add olive oil, blending well, to make a paste. Season with pepper.


    1. Hand around crackers or French bread for dipping, or use as a spread on bruschetta or a relish with fish, meat (especially roast beef) or vegetables. Keep in a jar in the fridge. Use within 1 week.



Nutritional information per portion



fat 24.0g saturates 4.0g calories 229(kcal)


This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.