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Kalamata Olive Tapenade

This easy and rich Kalamata Olive Tapenade is great to spread over some fresh bread and is a super impressive appetizer for your next get together.
Categories Side
Difficulty Easy
Keyword kalamata olive spread, kalamata olive tapenade, kalamata tapenade
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 232 kcal
Author Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef


  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup Kalamata olives about 20-25, pitted
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1 tbsp fresh Italian parsley
  • 1 tsp anchovy paste
  • 1 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 3-4 tbsps olive oil
  • ground black pepper to taste


  1. Add garlic cloves to the food processor and pulse to mince.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, except for the olive oil, to the food processor. Pulse until coarsely pureed.
  3. With motor running, slowly drizzle the olive oil into the mixture, until puree is smooth and is desired consistency. The more olive oil you add, the creamier the tapenade will be. Season with ground black pepper as needed.
  4. If you would prefer less Kalamata olive flavor, substitute a handful of regular black olives for Kalamata olives.
Nutrition Facts
Kalamata Olive Tapenade
Amount Per Serving
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 212
% Daily Value*
Fat 23.5g36%
Saturated Fat 3.3g17%
Cholesterol 3.3mg1%
Sodium 307.4mg13%
Carbohydrates 4.3g1%
Fiber 1.5g6%
Sugar 0.4g0%
Protein 3.2g6%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Vitamin C 3.3mg4%
Calcium 80mg8%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.