This recipe is wonderful served with a sliced baguette or plain crackers. It can also be mixed together with cream cheese and/or sour cream for a great vegetable dip, or tossed with pasta, potatoes or rice. Whenever I make this appetizer, I always get lots of requests for the recipe!

Pam R
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a food processor or blender, chop green olives, black olives, and artichoke hearts in batches until just spreadable; pour into a mixing bowl. Puree banana peppers and red bell pepper until just spreadable; mix into olive mixture.

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  • Stir in garlic, capers, basil, lemon juice, and olive oil until well blended. Tapenade will keep in refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

55.7 calories; 0.7 g protein; 2.1 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 425 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/07/2008
I made half of this recipe and it will fill a 7 ounce jar when done. This is wonderful on toasted baguette bread or crackers. I am going to try it on a wrap or sandwich also. After setting overnight you can taste the flavors in this spread. I made in my blender and did not take much time at all. Thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/08/2010
a little busy.flavors don't blend well. look further. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
03/06/2008
I made half of this recipe and it will fill a 7 ounce jar when done. This is wonderful on toasted baguette bread or crackers. I am going to try it on a wrap or sandwich also. After setting overnight you can taste the flavors in this spread. I made in my blender and did not take much time at all. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/16/2007
I was looking for a recipe that did not have anchovies - served this at a party and it went real quick - and its an easy dish to make!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/08/2010
a little busy.flavors don't blend well. look further. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2011
First try.. it was wonderful! We loved the nice blend of flavors. I find that this recipe is very flexible to add and change ingrediants. But her original formula is absolutely delishious! Thanks Pam.. this was such a nice addition to our last few parties. Makes and amazing hostess gift too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2012
I made this for Easter and it was GONE! Compliments from even my brother in law who never says a thing! Left out the banana peppers cuz I wasn't sure what they were. Trying it with them today(I think) for Greek Easter-are they chile peppers or sweet yellow fresh or jarred? Great either way I am sure. Thanks so much!!! Read More
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