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October 31, 2019
Happy Halloween! If you're throwing a Halloween party, you have to serve more than candy and alcohol. We made this olive tapenade the other evening and honestly we could NOT stop eating it. Those little crunchy pieces of toasted rice cakes topped with ample quantities of olive goodness were going down like gangbusters.
It’s just so deliciously salty and olive-y. Yum! If you’re also a big fan of olives then you will find this just as heavenly as we did.
Small issue, you likely won’t be able to stop eating it until it’s finished! So it’s perfect to serve as an appetizer when you have guests. That way you won’t be tempted to just eat the whole lot yourself (though really, that’s totally fine to do too!).
You will love this delicious olive tapenade recipe! It is:
SaltyGarlickyTangyPacked with flavorQuickSimple+ Delicious
DO AHEAD: Tapenade can be made 2 days ahead. Cover and chill; bring to room temperature before serving.
GOT LEFTOVERS? Keep them stored in a sealed container in the fridge and it will stay fresh for up to 2 weeks. It would be a miracle if you managed to keep it that long though! It’s way too delicious.
PRO TIP 1: Even if your olives are bought already pitted, just check them first as sometimes a pit might have snuck in and that can cause havoc on your food processor blades, not to mention messing with the texture of your tapenade.
PRO TIP 2: Adding a tiny bit (just 1 teaspoon) of maple syrup balances the sour taste from the olives and lemon juice. If you prefer it sourer, you can leave the maple syrup out. Or add it in later if needed, after taste testing.
PRO TIP 3: A food processor is the best way to make this tapenade. We’ve tried a blender and it gets stuck and won’t spin as easily as a food processor. It could be possible, but it’s going to require more effort.
PRO TIP 4: Feel free to experiment with different types of olives. If you have an olive bar at your nearby supermarket, you can get creative. Just be sure to pit the olives before adding to the food processor.
PRO TIP 5: The key to making a really good tapenade lies in the care you take while completing the last 5% of the job: chopping a heap of parsley by hand. If you rely on the food processor to chop all of the parsley, your finished tapenade will still taste delicious, but it will lack variety in color, and we find those pops of green punctuating the dark purée to be so visually appealing and, in turn, appetizing. Stirring in the olive oil by hand, too, as opposed to while the food processor blade is whirring, also prevents the texture from turning to mush.
Tapenade is a very versatile condiment. Here are 13 creative ways you can use it:
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July 01, 2020
No-bake, no-stress. This light, creamy, fresh dessert is very simple, requiring only 8 ingredients and 15 minutes prep time (plus chilling).
This chia pudding is delicious on its own—and even better when layered with home made strawberry compote. The only hard part of making this Strawberry Maple Chia Pudding is waiting six hours for the chia seeds to thicken, chill, and soak up the maple-almond-coconut liquid.
May 10, 2020
May 05, 2020
If you've got a calendar and can count a little bit in Spanish, you know what's happening today: Cinco de Mayo! It's that annual celebration of all things Mexican that is celebrated mainly in the Estados Unidos but we love to participate in the holiday by enjoying the dishes from one of the most beautiful countries in the world.
This year, we are keeping it simple. Lately we’ve been all about that salad life. Salads are easy, light and there are so many options you can go for. Cinco de Mayo is the perfect occasion to expand out of your taco truck state of mind and try something other than a cheese quesadilla.
We don't put junk in our snacks and we don't send it either.
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