Black olive tapenade

Preparation info

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The Café Paradiso Cookbook

The Café Paradiso Cookbook

By Denis Cotter

Published 1999

  • About

It might sound rudely obvious, but your tapenade will taste of the olives it is made from. Therefore, one made from tasteless supermarket stoned olives and cheap oil will be, well, tasteless. If you can’t find a source of well-flavoured stoned olives, do it yourself. It can be fun. Put the olives on a chopping board, lay the flat of a large knife blade or a smaller board or suchlike on top, then pound this a few times with your fist. The stones should now pop out easily. We use tapenade mos