Artichoke & Olive Tapenade

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I saw this easy Mario Batali recipe on Smitten Kitchen, and since I am the Queen of Crostini, I thought I would try it.

I added garlic scapes to the mixture and it was excellent.

Here is the simple recipe:

Artichoke & Olive Tapenade:

1 garlic clove
1 cup large green pitted olives (I mixed manzanilla and kalamata, because that is what I had on hand)
1 tablespoon capers, rinsed and drained
15-ounce can of artichoke hearts, drained
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

loaf or baguette, sliced and toasted

Place all ingredients (except for the bread) in a food processor and pulse once or twice, leaving the mixture chunky. Add your olive oil at the last second.

Spread on crostini toasts and garnish with garlic scapes or sliced green onion.

Easy and delicious!


Ciao Chow Linda said…
I love this crostini idea and the garlic scape final touches. Anything with artichokes wins me over. You'd have been proud of me over the fourth - I prepared a crostini assortment as my picnic contribution.
Patsyk said…
I just picked up garlic scapes this weekend! So many ways to use them, that I've been trying to narrow them down. I love tapenade - and as I've told you before can make a meal out of nibbles like this one!
kat said…
Oh that sounds wonderful. Everyone is really stepping up with the scapes this year
Zoe said…
Anything with artichokes, Im game. Do you think it could work as a dip as well?
Don't ever abdicate, Your Highness! This is a royal appetizer!
StaceyEsq said…
What, no Hellman's as an ingredient today? Just kidding! I love the stuff, too! "Bring out the Hellman's and bring out the best!"

Can't wait to make the potato salad and the tapenade!
Anonymous said…
I have ALLL that stuff on hand! Terrific!
Wonderful idea! Sounds delicious... I think I'll try it for our backyard party next weekend! Thanks!
Karen said…
Just pour me a glass of wine and pass the plate... these look great!
I'm so excited, I just found some garlic scapes yesterday. I just love the way they look, I have them in a vase on my counter, all curly and cute! I guess I better make something with them!
Dewi said…
I still haven't tried this garlic scapes. I start to see so many blogger start to cook and blog about it.

Love this tapenade, it's simple, easy, yet delicious! Also perfect for entertaining. You always come up with delicious recipe Stacey!
Michele said…
You had me at Artichokes and then you said olives and now I'm drooling! I can't wait to try this!
Kim said…
You read my mind!! I need a recipe for olive tapenade and couldn't find one. This one sounds terrific since I love artichokes. Yummy. Now I need to decide whether I want to make or buy my baguette.
Giff said…
mmm yes, this would be great for an evening party