Make your own tapenade

Quick & Easy

Another quick and easy recipe to try. This could be your ultimate go-to spread for your summertime sandwich.

If there is one thing we get a lot of great feedback on at Maldonado Bistro is our bread basket. We bake our own varieties of bread on a daily basis. But apart from this we also compliment our bread basket with herbed whipped butter and a Mediterranean tapenade.

Tapenade is a French condiment made with chopped olives, capers and anchovies. It is a paste which is great to enjoy with biscuits or as a spread in a nice fresh sourdough sandwich.

We have made a slight alteration to the recipe by omitting the anchovies as we feel there is plenty of brine to go around in our local capers. Also we add in some of our sweet and local kunserva (tomato paste). We also add in some green herbs depending on what we have in our pantry. Our favourite mix is basil, mint and a little parsley.

Try it out for yourself. Really quick to make. Store in a glass jar and chill away in your refrigerator until you need it. You will not regret trying out tapenade. Or else just visit Maldonado Bistro to taste if first hand.

Mediterranean Tapenade

A simple paste full of Mediterranean flavours
Servings 500 ml
Prep Time 10 mins


  • Food Processor
  • Weighing Scale
  • 2 x 250ml Glass Jars (sterilised)


  • 200 grams Black Olives (pitted)
  • 200 grams Capers
  • 100 grams Tomato Paste
  • 1 handful Fresh Green Herbs (basil, mint, parsley)
  • Ground Black Pepper (to season)


  • Place all the ingredients in your food processor.
  • Chop until you have a consistent paste
  • Transfer to a container with lid and refrigerate until needed. Should last for at least 2 weeks.
    Mediterranean Tapenade
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: capers, dip, Food, olives, something to share, Summer, tapenade

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