green olives

Tapenade is a the french condiment which you might recognize from many a charcuterie board. In addition to appetizers, tapenade is a lovely salty, briny, addition to any main course. It is typically made with a mix of olives and always includes capers. Here is a green tapenade version which emphasizes green olives. Green tapenade is packed with saltiness from the luscious combination of olives, capers, and anchovies and is rounded out by tangy lemon. Serve green tapenade as a snack or on fish, chicken or vegetables to instantly elevate any meal.


  • 4-5 fillets of anchovies
  • ½ cup green olives, pitted
  • ½ cup parsley
  • 1 tablespoon capers, chopped
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ tablespoon lemon zest
  • Pinch of salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse 7-8 times for 2 seconds each until blended. You want to retain some texture and not totally puree the tapenade. Alternatively, you can finally chop each ingredient and mix it together by hand.