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A fig-olive mixture makes a sweet and salty tapenade

Fig-Olive Tapenade

20 minutes

A combination of Kalamata and oil-cured olives provided a balance of flavor and texture. To easily pit the olives, flatten them with the side of a chef’s knife, then pull out the pits. Soaking the figs ensured they became smooth when processed. We love this tapenade smeared on crostini, as a dip for crudite, tossed with steamed vegetables or potatoes, or combined with olive oil and vinegar for a quick vinaigrette.

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