Spicy Tapenade

My little one loves olives. She will eat olives all day long if she had her way. Olives are a great source of monounsaturated fat, iron, Vitamin E, copper, and dietary fiber. We always have olives in our home. I often pack olives with rice or plain olives in her lunch box.

So when I heard that Lindsay Olives is having a recipe contest using olives, I decided to come up with this quick spicy tapenade recipe as my entry.  This recipe will make a great appetizer for a party ( Don’t think kids will gravitate to this since I have added crushed red peppers to it).

This spicy tapenade took all of 5 minutes to put together. Enjoy!

Recipe Details:

1 bowl medium black pitted olives

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes.

½ tsp coriander powder

½ tsp curry powder

1 garlic clove diced

1)      Place a small frying pan on medium heat. Add the olive oil, crushed pepper, coriander powder, curry powder and garlic and satuee for about 30-45 seconds. The spices will release an aroma.

2)      Add the olives and coat them with the spice mixture and sauté for 2-3 minutes.

3)      Remove from heat and place the olives in a blender and blend till the olives are coarse.

Serve with warm bread.

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Try it..you never know you could be the WINNER.


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