According Wikipedia, tapenade is a dish consisting of puréed or finely chopped olives, capers, anchovies and olive oil. There are many flavors and styles. Here is my simple, easy vegan version:
- 1 clove garlic (crushed)
- 1 cup olives (any variety, I usually use 1 jar of Mediterranean Organic kalamata olives)
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon dry parsley
- fresh ground pepper to taste
Place all ingredients in a food processor and process until desired consistency. I prefer it a little chunky. Serve on whole grain crackers or bread. Voila! Very quick, tasty appetizer.