Olive Tapenade Recipe

This recipe for salted olive salty sauce can be combined in just a few minutes, and this is the perfect party appetizer, sandwich-filled or hummus enhancer. If you like olives, you will love this recipe!

Olive Tapenade Recipe (1)

Fast and easy! We only discuss preparation time of less than 5 minutes and only 6 ingredients. This means that when your friend falls at the last minute, you can quickly enjoy a delicious start!

Salty and delicious! The mixture of fresh herbs, dried herbs, garlic and olive oil completely removes olives, so you will keep your appetizers salty but salty but less salty.

This is the opening of the “Advanced” party! You can prepare it early and keep it refrigerated for up to one week. The taste will only improve over time, but be sure to season with salt and pepper before tasting.

Olive Tapenade Recipe

Olive Tapenade Recipe

  • Author: Pinerday
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


This salty, briny olive tapenade recipe comes together in just a few minutes and is the perfect party appetizer, sandwich topper, hummus enhancer or pizza sauce base. If you love olives, you are going to LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe!



  • 12 cloves garlic
  • fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 oz. can ripe black olives
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • pinch red pepper flakes, optional
  • Kosher salt
  • 10 oz. jar pimento stuffed manzanilla green olives
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley

Serve with:

  • crostini or regular sliced French baguette


  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor.
  2. Pulse until everything is well minced and combined, scraping sides as needed.
  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Transfer to serving dish and garnish with fresh chopped parsley.
  5. Serve with crostini or regular sliced French baguette and enjoy!


  • Pulse the ingredients a few times, then scrape the sides of the food processor and pulse a bit more. This will ensure that everything is getting minced evenly and you won’t end up with any big chunks of olive or garlic.
  • Use your favorite olives. It’s funny, but it seems that olive lovers tend to have one color that they prefer over the other. If you have an aversion to black or green olives, just replace them with your fave. You could do all green olives or all black olives in this recipe and it’s going to taste great!
  • You can use canned olives for this recipe. This is not a pretentious olive tapenade recipe that requires fancy olives imported from Italy or 7 varieties of olives you can only find on the cold bar at Whole Foods. You can use canned green olives and canned black olives for this recipe and it’s going to taste amazing – and be super inexpensive!
  • This seems a bit obvious, but use pitted olives for this recipe. There have been a few times where I SWEAR I bought pitted olives only to get home and find that they are all filled with pits. And it really was the pits (pun intended)! Double check that the olives you’re buying are in fact pitted.
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Cuisine: French


  • Serving Size: 1 per servings
  • Calories: 74
  • Sugar: 0.2g
  • Sodium: 591.6mg
  • Fat: 7.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 2.1g
  • Fiber: 1.5g

Keywords: olive salad, vegan tapenade

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