Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade

Looking for a quick and delicious appetizer that tastes like summer even in December? Look no further than my Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade! All you need is a food processor (or blender in a pinch), some jars of roasted red pepper and a few other essential ingredients. This dish whips together in minutes. Serve on crostini (grilled or toasted bagette slices), or you can use the tapenade over grilled fish, chicken or beef, OR as a lovely sauce for hot pasta. How versatile is this? Okay, let’s get started.

Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade

  • 2 12 oz jars of roasted red peppers, drained well
  • 2 whole cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 2/3 cup pitted kalamata olives, drained well
  • 4 tsp capers, drained well
  • 2 TBSP chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste

In the bowl of a food processor, add all of the ingredients above. Pulse until mixture is chunky and fully incorporated. Do not puree! At this point I usually take a strainer and drain some of the liquid from the mixture so that it isn’t quite so wet. Transfer to a serving bowl and refrigerate until ready to use. Letting the mixture sit for a while really blends the flavors. Enjoy!

So fragrant and delicious! Buon Appetito!

So fragrant and delicious! Buon Appetito!

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About Eileen Dominick Long

Diva, dog lover, and main squeeze to the Dude.
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4 Responses to Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade

  1. Justi says:

    This sounds great! I have been “into” dips lately. Made 3 different cheese balls for Christmas and Pesto. All but one was good.

    Would this be good in pasta?

  2. Barbara says:

    mmmmm…..better yet if one makes their own roasted red peppers! This is one I’m going to try for sure, my Italian hubby will love it!!!

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