Want to up your sandwich game? This Kalamata olive spread (also called tapenade), is used in Italian cuisine to add big flavor to crostini and sandwiches.
Now of course, we had to recreate that olive spread! It adds amazing flavor to any sandwich, an incredible savory goodness. Caveat: You do not need to like olives to like this Kalamata olive spread! We promise. We know olives can sometimes be a hard sell, especially kalamata olives, which have a strong flavor. This Kalamata olive spread brings just enough savory goodness to a sandwich without making it overly salty. I typically spread the bread very lightly with the olive spread and it is the perfect amount.
Now, what’s kalamata olive spread? Olive pastes and spreads are often used in Italian cuisine, on crostini, on sandwiches, or even in salads. Oddly enough, there’s no single term in Italian for spread. You may have heard the term olive tapenade, which is what I thought this was. However, olive tapenade refers to a specific type of olive paste that originated from Provence, France, made with black olives, olive oil, capers, and anchovies. So, this recipe is not technically olive tapenade, though it’s in the same family!
- 1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives
- 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- Use an immersion blender, mortar and pestle, or small food processor* to blend all ingredients together until smooth. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
*You can also double the recipe and make it in a large food processor or blender, scraping down the sides as necessary.
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