Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Olive Tapenade

I am a huge Giada fan, and hence have learnt a lot of italian terminologies, as well as dishes cause of all the Everyday Italian shows that I have seen so far!! I modified this recipe with parsley and capers. I have made crostinis as well as veggie sandwiches with this spread. It is delicious! Meat lovers, can make meat sandwiches with this spread, cheese, and thinly sliced meats and ofcourse some arugula for freshness.

1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 garlic cloves
1/4 cup pitted black olives
1/3 cup pitted green olives
1 tablespoon capers
2 tablespoons parsley
1/4 cup roasted peppers
1/2 - 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
salt to taste
1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper


Put all the ingredients in a food processor and blend it for a couple minutes. Make sure the consistency is not too fine. Its ready! As simple as that!

For crostinis, take a baguette, thinly slice it, and lightly toast it in the oven brushed with olive oil. Once toasted, put the tapenade on it and its ready to serve!

For veggie sandwiches, take a baguette, slice it horizontally but not through the entire baguette. Spread the tapenade evenly all over. Layer it with tomatoes, grilled red onions, grilled zucchini, cheese(mozarella or provolone), and arugula! Sounds delicious! isnt it! :)

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