If you are looking to add a touch of savory to your snacking, this Green Olive Tapenade is the perfect solution. Made with Clif Family’s Organic Rosemary Almonds & Pistachios, these premium ingredients give a unique and flavorful twist to this Green Olive Tapenade recipe. Mix it up with a bit of garlic, capers, fresh herbs, and mustard to create a perfect party appetizer that your guests will love.
Rosemary Almond and Pistachio Green Olive Tapenade
Recipe by the Clif Family Culinary Team
2 large garlic cloves, cut in half
1 1/4 cups green olives, drained from brine (we used Picholine olives)
1/2 cup Clif Family Organic Rosemary Almonds and Pistachios
1 Tbsp. capers, rinsed and squeezed dry
1 tsp. fresh thyme leaves (or 1/2 tsp dried)
1 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary
1 tsp. Dijon or whole grain mustard
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
2 Tbsp. Clif Family Organic Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Sea salt or kosher salt to taste
Turn on a food processor fitted with a steel blade and drop in the garlic. When it is chopped and adhering to the sides of the bowl, turn off the processor and scrape down the sides. Add the olives, almonds, capers, thyme, rosemary and mustard. Process until combined but still a bit chunky.
Add the olive oil and a sprinkle of salt. Pulse the food processor until the mixture forms a coarse paste, one that still has a little texture provided by the not-entirely-broken-down nuts.
Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with a drizzle of olive oil and fresh herbs. Serve with fresh bread and/or crackers.
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