Sun-Dried Tomato Tapenade

Sun-Dried Tomato Tapenade is a perfect combination of sweet, hot and tangy flavors. This makes a flavorsome spread as an appetizer or sandwiches.

I use sun-dried tomatoes instead. They give a slight sweetness to the spread, which I think balances all those savory flavors of black and green olives and capers. Also, I used a little hot red pepper flakes as we think any appetizer gets even tastier with a hint of hotness.




  1. Using a mortar, mash the olives with capers, sun-dried tomatoes and garlic. Pound in the herbs. Add in olive oil, lemon juice, red pepper flakes and stir well.


I use store-bought sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil, so I don’t need any soaking. If your tomatoes are dry, soak them in boiling water until they soften and then use them in the recipe.

If you use a food processor, put everything in it and pulse until it’s chunky or smooth.