Looking for healthy Mediterranean diet recipes? This scrummy olive tapenade recipe is an ideal, healthy, inexpensive snack or starter.
This is one of our very favourite quick and easy recipes - takes about ten minutes (if that) to make and looks great either on the picnic table, as a lunch option, or as part of a buffet spread. At the same time it's full of everything good which the people of the Mediterranean have included in their diet for hundreds of years.
This recipe will make enough olive tapenade for six people as a lunch.
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Buy the ingredients as fresh as you can. It makes a big difference to the overall taste.
In particular, buy the best possible olive oil you can afford. If you're not sure what a good olive oil is, have a look at this page.
Italian families make recipes their own by adding their favourite ingredients. Try adding in a clove or two of finely chopped garlic.
If you'd like to know more about how to eat healthily by following a Mediterranean style diet, click on the pic below to learn how the Italians do it.