Greek Olive Tapenade

Hey there,

How are things with everyone?Β  I hope you are all having a good week so far. πŸ™‚Β  It has been a busy one for me, I have not be able to get half of what needs to be done off my to-do-list. πŸ™‚Β  My voice hasΒ  slowly started to return!!Β  everyone is starting to hear me again, and not just a whisper.Β  It is a bit frustrating when you are trying to explain a topic to someone and they can’t hear you..:(

Anyway, on to the recipe of the day, so this is a very simple 1-2-3 step recipe for Olive lovers. I enjoy the darker Olives more than the Green ones, this because the Green Olives to me are not as ripe as the darker ones. (This is my opinion) Actually, I have never come across Green Olives that have not been marinated in vinegar, does anyone know if there are any?Β  I did search on the net for some information but I couldn’t find any, If anyone knows of any please let me know..:)Β Β 

Have a good day everyone!! πŸ™‚



  • 1 cup Olives drained, sliced and pitted
  • 1 teaspoon Capers
  • 1/4 cup of Lemon Juice or less
  • 1 teaspoon Cognac
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. Slice and pit Olives and place into a blender,
  2. along with the Capers. Blend on high speed,
  3. and start to slowly add a bit of Olive Oil,
  4. and lemon juice. Continue by adding in the salt and pepper,
  5. and the last step is to add the teaspoon of Cognac.
  6. Place in fridge for 1 hour and then serve. This delicious little treat can be kept in the fridge for one week if placed in a glass bowl and covered with plastic wrap.

Comments (18)

  • popsiclesociety 1 year ago β€” Reply
    I love it πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹
    foodzesty 1 year ago β€” Reply
    Thank you! :)
  • PlantsandBeyond 1 year ago β€” Reply
    Very cool meal and pictures as well, Sophie
    foodzesty 1 year ago β€” Reply
    Thank you sweet Luda :)
  • Green Magick 1 year ago β€” Reply
    I love tapenade. My husband is Greek, so we often make this. 😊
    foodzesty 1 year ago β€” Reply
    Hi!! really great then you already know most of the greek recipes..:) Thank you
    Green Magick 1 year ago
    My sister in laws taught me some of the recipes and I’ve picked up others from extended family members and good Greek church cookbooks. I love Greek or Italian foods πŸ˜‹
    foodzesty 1 year ago
    Greek Church Cookbooks!! I have some of them too...There are sooooo many Greek recipes it's amazing....Me too a huge fan of Italian food, love Paella, and of course Greek. I do cook other recipes, but unfortunately I am so limited with ingredients in NL that it takes sometime to figure out what to make. When I go back to Greece once a year is believe it or not when I do all my shopping...:)
    Green Magick 1 year ago
    I have never been to Greece! We talk about going one day. I would love that.
    foodzesty 1 year ago
    Seriously!!! You should go over during the summer time..when its warm and you can head to the beaches. Things have changed tremendously. We left Greece 7 years ago due to the crisis. I grew up in New York so this is a third move for me to another country
    Green Magick 1 year ago
    Wow! My husband is 2nd generation Greek, grew up in buffalo NY. Crossing my fingers. We need to just do it.
    foodzesty 1 year ago
    I agree when you are able too, fly over to Greece...Athens is a busy city wayyyy to hot for the summer...Which part of Greece is your hubby from?
  • dtills 1 year ago β€” Reply
    So glad you are on the mend!!πŸ’•
    foodzesty 1 year ago β€” Reply
    Thanks Dee :)
  • Megala 1 year ago β€” Reply
    This looks pretty! I like the blend of olives & capers in here.
    foodzesty 1 year ago β€” Reply
    Thank you, it is a lovely combination. I choice to put in less Capers so that the olives stand out more. :)
  • annika 1 year ago β€” Reply
    My friend in Greece sent us a small jar a while back...the brand was Bretas. I'm so happy to have a recipe now! Thank you Sophie! xx
    foodzesty 1 year ago β€” Reply
    ahhhh Vretasss...that is a good one :) You are very welcome, it so simple to make...:)

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