Simply the best za’atar olive tapenade: This vegan olive tapenade (no anchovies here) is great on bread, crostini, sandwiches and to bring vegetables from simple to sublime.
There’s something magical about a twilight dinner outdoors, and summer is the perfect time to dine al fresco with friends and family, and watch the setting sun cast its glow on your favorite drinks and appetizers like our Za’atar Olive Tapenade.
Rich, tangy, and versatile, our Za’atar Olive Tapenade is an easy vegan appetizer that can turn a simple loaf your favorite crusty bread into a delicious bruschetta, make your sandwich pop with flavor or awaken a platter of sliced summer zucchini, radishes, and yellow, orange, and green peppers when in a dipping bowl nearby.
Like you, we love the simplicity of summer meals — locally-sourced vegetables from the farmer’s markets still have that just-picked scent. Invest in organic produce the green market and see if you can’t munch on a few summer snap peas right from the bag!
Try spreading a spoonful of Za’atar Olive Tapenade on top of freshly cooked corn-on-the cob or steamed green beans for a delicious treat! This heart-heathy dip can also complement your main course as a savory topping on grilled tofu or tempeh.
Our Za’atar Olive Tapenade looks wonderful in a hand-painted ceramic bowl — the blend of green olives and sundried tomatoes glistens in olive oil and evokes a vision of ancient tile mosaics from the sunny Mediterranean, the original source of its ingredients. In fact, olive-based pastes have graced the tables of Mediterranean for thousands of years, its name is taken from the French Provençal tapenas (capers) which are a main ingredient the tapenades of Provence.
Whether you pack a picnic dinner with candles, string lights up around your patio, or set a more formal table with exquisite hurricane lamps, summer is the perfect time to gather your loved ones together to enjoy abundance of fresh vegetables and with a generous helping of our Za’atar Olive Tapenade, you’ll take your vegetarian bounty from simple to sublime!
Simply the Best Za’atar Olive Tapenade. A Healthy Vegan Dip That Takes Vegetables from Simple to Sublime.
10oz green pitted olives, drained
3 tbsp za’atar
2 tbsp chopped sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Place all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until you obtain a slightly coarse tapenade. Refrigerate util ready to use.
If you are using overly salty olives, make sure you rinsed them a little before adding them to the food processor.
This olive tapenade should last about one week in the refrigerator.
- Category: Appetizers and Dips
- Method: Food Processor
- Cuisine: Middle Eastern
- Serving Size: 2 tbsp
- Calories: 46
- Sugar: 0
- Sodium: 270
- Fat: 4.5
- Saturated Fat: 0
- Unsaturated Fat: 4
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 1
- Fiber: 1
- Protein: 0.2
- Cholesterol: 0