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Black Olive Paste


Recipe Info

  • Servings : 6
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 15m

Also called tapenade, this olive paste is a quick snack idea and is great on crostini’s, sandwiches and can also be used as a pasta sauce. It keeps well for a long time.


  • 85g anchovy fillets
  • 500ml black Olives, coarsely chopped and stoned
  • 200g tuna
  • 65ml capers, drained
  • 65ml lemon juice
  • 15ml brandy
  • 10ml lemon rind
  • Olive Oil


Step 1

Drain the oil from the anchovy fillets into a measuring cup and set aside.

Step 2

Transfer anchovies to a food processor. Add Olives, tuna, capers, brandy, lemon juice and lemon rind. Blend.

Step 3

Add enough olive oil to the reserved anchovy oil to make it unto 85ml. Add this drop by drop to the olive mixture, pulsing after each addition. Transfer to a mixing bowl. Cover and chill.

Step 4

Serve on crostini’s with an extra olive to garnish.

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