Simple Black and Green Olive Tapenade

Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Author: Caroline Lindsey
This simple black and green olive tapenade recipe is an easy, savory spread you can make in about five minutes! Serve with crostini or use as a sandwich topping!
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  • 1 6-oz can black olives
  • 1 5.5-oz jar green olives with pimentos
  • 1 clove garlic sliced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil


  • Add black olives, green olives, garlic, oregano, and capers to a food processor. Pulse until coarsely chopped.
  • Add 1 tbsp olive oil and pulse again until it has the texture you want, scraping down the sides when necessary. I like it pretty finely chopped, but not a paste. Add an additional 1 tbsp olive oil if desired.
  • Enjoy on sandwiches, turkey and chicken burgers, on crackers or crostini, or any other way you can think of!