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Black & Green Olive Tapenade

12 min



10 ingredients or less

One-bowl / one-pot

Olives. Olives. Olives. Lots of olives in this dish. And that's why it's the best.


(¼ cup per serving)


12 min


12 min


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  • 1 cup (135 g)
    kalamata olives, pits removed
  • 1 cup (135 g)
    green olives, pits removed
  • ¼ cup (38 g)
    sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained
  • 1 Tbsp (9 g)
  • 2
    cloves garlic
  • ½ Tbsp (1 g)
    fresh basil
  • 3 Tbsp (23 g)
    roasted walnuts (optional)
  • ½
    lemon, juiced
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp (1 g)
    dried oregano


  1. Finely mince the olives, tomatoes, capers, garlic, basil, and walnuts. Transfer to a medium bowl.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and toss to combine.
  3. This tapenade can be enjoyed immediately, but ideally, cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight to allow the flavours to meld. Enjoy!


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Sara - March 17, 2024, 11:14 a.m.

So so good.
This triggers "cute aggression" but for food, it is almost to good to handle. It has so much flavour, can be used on so many things. Om hummus, on its own, with crackers, on salads. Yum Yum happy dance 😍

PUL Team - March 19, 2024, 1:43 a.m.

Aww so glad you're enjoying the olive tapenade, Sara, thank you 😃🕺

Niki - Feb. 14, 2024, 11:16 a.m.

This tastes soooo good!
So well balanced between acidity and saltyness.
I made the mistake of not making enough and I really had to stop myself from eating everything before dinner.

PUL Team - Feb. 14, 2024, 9:22 p.m.

Aww we're glad that the tapenade was enjoyed, Niki!

Carmen - Jan. 27, 2024, 6:38 p.m.

This recipe takes the flavor any meal to a higher level! Loved it!

Sonali JAIN - Jan. 2, 2024, 2:13 p.m.

Super yum and easy to make.

Vicki - July 30, 2023, 9:58 a.m.

We used olives from our own garden to make this. We didn't have walnuts so used pistachios, and Italian herbs in leu of oregano. Absolutely delicious 😋

PUL Team - July 30, 2023, 9:26 p.m.

Homegrown olives sound incredible, Vicki 😍 so glad the olive tapenade was enjoyed!

Madhu M H - July 24, 2023, 8:55 a.m.

I made this a couple of days ago and am obsessed! I’ve had it with veggies, with crackers, and on sandwiches. My favorite discovery was tapenade on leftover pasta. I topped it with homemade garlic breadcrumbs. Yummmmm.
I’m also obsessed with your beautiful app!!!

PUL Team - July 26, 2023, 10:48 p.m.

Aww thank you so much, Madhu, it means the world! Happy cooking 💛

Kris - June 29, 2023, 7:48 p.m.

LOVE this app so much! Just got it last night and stayed up way too late making myself hungry! I’m so excited to use all the features and make all the yummy food. I’ve been following your channel for several years and now I feel like you’re in my kitchen and at the grocery store with me! Thank you! 💗

PUL Team - June 29, 2023, 11:10 p.m.

Awe thank YOU, Kris! It means so much more than we can express in words 💛

Niklas - June 28, 2023, 1:55 a.m.

Been making this one for years! First started making it with your ebook, I’ve memorized it and make it pretty much every week in summer. So delicious!

Jennifer B - April 11, 2023, 4:27 p.m.

I made this for a party last weekend, and everyone enjoyed it!

Bec - March 3, 2023, 3:42 p.m.

Absolutely loved this recipe, I replace the walnuts with pumpkin seeds as I have a nut allergy. I wasn’t sure it would work but everyone that tried it was loving the different flavor.
Love all the recipes that you and the PUL team put together as everyone of them is flavorsome and always adaptable.
I would put your recipes and Dr Greger’s cookbook on an equal par as they are all absolutely full of flavour and give such a variety.
I know his recipes are without oil but I adapt yours to work.
Really so lovely being on this journey with you and can’t wait for the cookbook too 🙌

PUL Team - March 3, 2023, 8:22 p.m.

Awe thank you for the glowing review and letting PUL be part of your journey, Bec, it means so much 🥰 Hopefully in the future we can share a cookbook!

Granada - Feb. 3, 2023, 1:33 p.m.

I'm literally obsessed!

Viviana - Jan. 9, 2023, 8:14 p.m.

This was one of my first recipes as a vegan back in 2017. It changed my my mind completely! I thought wow the vegan diet is more delicious by far thanks to this recipe! I remember you had the salad recipe, it is even mentioned in your video... Could you please upload the salad tapenade recipe again? Thank you very much this channel helped me transition to a vegan diet and to a better life overall

PUL Team - Jan. 13, 2023, 7:01 p.m.

Hey Viviana, aw thank you for the kind words and for allowing PUL to be part of your journey! We didn't feel the salad tapenade recipe was the best version it could be, but we have noted down the request to re-post it. In the meantime, feel free to email us at [email protected] and we can send a copy of the original recipe there 🤗

Adri - Dec. 31, 2022, 11:58 a.m.

I love this recipe! Gonna make it for our New Year's Eve party.

PUL Team - Dec. 31, 2022, 4:21 p.m.

Thank you, Adri, wishing you a very happy New Years!

Julia - Oct. 30, 2021, 8:13 p.m.

This tapenade is so delicious! We honestly can’t get enough of if!

Louise Magnusson🇸🇪 - Sept. 19, 2021, 8:36 p.m.

What a lovely tapenade, so versatile and creamy! I’ve had it as a condiment for mushroom/chèvre burgers as well as a spread on rye crackers for afternoon fika. This recipe is very useful 👍🏼
I make it easier for myself by using a food processor and I prefer the resulting creamy texture.

PUL Team - Sept. 20, 2021, 4:26 p.m.

Mmm sounds so tasty, Louise, thank you for sharing! So happy the tapenade was enjoyed 😃

Hadeel - July 27, 2021, 4:41 p.m.

This recipe is amazing! Sometimes I serve it with Hummus over sliced baguette for my guests. They absolutely loved it.

PUL Team - July 29, 2021, 1:49 a.m.

Mmm delicious idea! Thanks, Hadeel ☺️

Alison - July 9, 2021, 7:14 p.m.

I keep coming back to this recipe! So good, and so easy to make, too!

Cris S - June 5, 2021, 5:46 p.m.

I can't spell how amazing this is! 🤤 I used it in a stewed mushroom and tofu sandwich.

PUL Team - June 6, 2021, 12:07 a.m.

Oh, so lovely to hear, Cris! A wonderful idea to add it to the sandwich as well ✨

Evelyn - May 11, 2021, 2:49 p.m.

Your web page is one of the most eye pleasing, clean and delightful to look at. Love the clean look. Your receipies are exceptional and healthy.

Thank you for sharing such wonderful meals. LOVE YOUR PRESENTATIONS !!! your dishes are awesome! you should have a store to sell the cookware and serving ware :-)


PUL Team - May 12, 2021, 5:35 a.m.

Aww thank you so much for the wonderful feedback, Evelyn! We're so happy you're enjoying the PUL website and recipes 🥰 Perhaps one day in the future that will be a project to undertake!