Mediterranean Olive Tapenade

Mediterranean Olive Tapenade
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This impressive appetizer will be a hit with olive lovers!
1:00
Prep Time
1:05
Total Time
44 cheese chips; 1 cup tapenade

Ingredients

Tapenade

1/2 cup
chopped stuffed green or salad olives
1/4 cup
chopped black olives
1/4 cup
chopped kalamata olives
2 tablespoons
chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon
white wine vinegar
2 teaspoons
capers, rinsed, drained
2 teaspoons
finely chopped fresh garlic
1 teaspoon
honey
1/4 teaspoon
chopped jalapeño or serrano chile peppers
1/4 teaspoon
balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons
fresh basil leaves*

Cheese Chips

8 ounces (2 cups)
Monterey Jack cheese, cubed 1/2-inch

Garnish

Fresh basil leaves, if desired
 
*Substitute 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves.

Directions

  1. Combine all tapenade ingredients in bowl; mix well. Cover; let stand at room temperature 30-60 minutes to blend flavors.
  2. Heat oven to 350°F.
  3. Place cheese cubes in pairs, 4 inches apart, onto nonstick baking sheets. Bake 4-5 minutes or until cheese is lacy in appearance and lightly browned on edges. Cool on baking sheets 1 minute or until cheese stops sizzling. Carefully remove with spatula onto paper towels. Cool completely.
  4. Drain any liquid from tapenade mixture. Spoon onto cheese chips. Garnish with fresh basil leaves, if desired.

Recipe Tips

Use leftover olive mixture on crackers, pita bread or sandwiches.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
25
Cholesterol
5mg
Carbohydrates
<1g
Protein
1g
Fat
2g
Sodium
95mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

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Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

This is a great item to have on hand for appetizers or as a sandwich topping. Delicious when mixed with chopped tomatoes and placed on top of baked fish. Have made this many times for guests and they love it.

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