Healthy BBQ Treats: Olive Tapenade

olivetapenade

This is an excellent recipe for summer days and the endless summer BBQ's.   Tangy and fresh this tapenade will make your tastebuds soar.  This is a wonderful, healthy summer treat.  

1 Cup pitted Kalamata Olives 

2 TBS capers

3 TBS extra-virgin Olive Oil (or even better avocado oil!)

2 Cloves Garlic

1/4 Cup fresh Parsley

Slices of Cucumber, Carrot, or Endive for serving

Preparation:

Place the olives, capers, olive oil, garlic, and parsley in a blender or food processor.  Blend on low speed for a few seconds, until thick paste forms. It it is too thick, add an extra tablespoon of olive oil.

Serving:

To serve you can cut your cucumber, or carrot into thin slices.  Place tapenade into a pastry bag and with tip of choice squeeze tapenade onto vegetable of choice.  Top off with a sprig of parsley or slice of olive.