What better way to start a meal than with a savory bite? When I’m hungry, I’m usually looking for a salty fix, and tapenade is the best way to get it. Paired with a whole-grain or gluten-free toasted bread, the tapenade is a quick, delicious snack or appetizer that satisfies your taste buds and any bout of hunger. I like to begin a meal with tapenade, because it simply ignites my senses for the main course. Enjoy!
Olives: are actually a fruit! They carry cardiovascular benefits with their monounsaturated fats and oleic acid. They are helpful in weight loss, because they are able to breakdown fats inside fat cells and get rid of belly fat and insulin sensitivity. Olives are also great sources of antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory properties. Olives are great for combating pain and boosting skin and hair health.
Black Olive Tapenade Recipe
Makes about 1 cup
- 1 cup of black olives, pitted
- 1 tablespoon capers
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- Handful of fresh parsley
- Black pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Chopped tomatoes
- Crumbled feta cheese (optional)
Directions: Throw all ingredients, except olive oil, tomatoes and feta cheese, into a food processor and turn on. Process while drizzling olive oil into the mix.
Once uniform but still chunky, stop mixing and spread atop toasted bread. Serve with a garnish of chopped fresh tomatoes and crumbled sheep feta cheese. Serve and enjoy!
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