Homemade Olive Tapenade

The homemade olive tapenade is a dip or paste made with olives (black or green), anchovies and capers. This appetizer comes from Provence, France and is great with fresh bread or toast. With the help of a food processor, or blender, this hors d’oeuvre is ready within 5 minutes.

Homemade Olive Tapenade

Natalija
The anchovies are very salty. If you find your tapenade too salty, add more olives or olive oil.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 200 g black olives pitted
  • 1 Tbsp capers (optional)
  • 20 g anchovies filets in oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 lemon (juice only)
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients in an electric blender. Pulse a few times until finely chopped. The tapenade should have small pieces of olives. Do not over blend!
  • Serve with crackers or fresh baguette slices.
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Hard-Boiled Eggs Loaded With Tuna

Very simple and quick recipe to make, from the ingredients that you’ll always find in your pantry. Eggs, tuna, pickles and mayonnaise. Perfect appetizer for any event or pre-dinner snack.

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Hard-Boiled Eggs Loaded With Tuna

To make the filling more smooth and fluffy I use not just egg yolks, but I also add one egg white.
Course Appetizers
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Natalija

Ingredients

  • 7 hard boiled eggs
  • 1 can (180 g) tuna in its own juice
  • 1-3 medium pickles
  • 4-5 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pinch paprika
  • fresh herbs

Instructions

  • Place raw eggs in a saucepan and cover with at least 2-3 inches of cold water. Place the saucepan over high heat until it reaches a boil. Boil for 10 minutes on medium heat. Remove from hot water and transfer them into ice cold water for 5-10 minutes.
  • Grate 2 pickles, using a microplane cheese grater. Cut one pickle into thin slices.
  • Carefully peel the eggs and cut them in half lengthwise. Remove yolk from 6 eggs.
  • Mash 6 egg yolks and one whole egg with fork until crumbly.
  • Drain and mash the tuna, combine with mashed eggs. Add shredded pickles, mayonnaise, salt and pepper and mix until incorporated.
  • Spoon the mixture into the egg whites. Garnish with paprika, fresh herbs and sliced pickle.
  • If there is some extra filling left, serve it on the fresh bread or crackers.

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