This Olive Tapenade is fast becoming a favorite appetizer of mine, but it can also be enjoyed as a snack. It has a great texture, and a rich bold flavor. You can serve it with delicious, hot crusty bread and it’s really easy to make.
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10 Oz. jar of pimento stuffed manzanilla olives
6 Oz. Can of ripe black olives
1 Clove of garlic, minced
2 Tablespoons of fresh basil
1/2 Red onion chopped, (optional)
1 Tablespoon of olive oil
1 Teaspoon of Italian seasoning
Pinch of smoked paprika
-Add all the ingredients to a food processor.
-Pulse until everything is well minced and combined, scraping down the sides as needed.
-Add to a serving dish and garnish with chopped basil.
-Serve with crostini or French baguette bread and enjoy!