Sun Dried Tomato Tapenade

  • 06.13.12

Sun dried tomato tapenade.

Meeting new peoples is very exciting. The internet has given me the opportunity to meet some wonderful peoples all over the world.

Today recipe is a good example of just that. When I posted “Food and Romance from Around the World: The Netherlands”, I was contacted by this wonderful lady,  Eliane, that lives in Cannes, France. As her and I have exchanged emails, we came to realize that our lives have been very much alike in so many personal levels. This as  made it easy and fun to communicate with her. The wonderful new is that Eliane is the chef-owner of her own restaurant and catering, La Serviette Blanche in Cannes, and she liked one of my recipes. I was honored by that.

She has been so kind to share with me one of her own creations, Sundried Tomato Tapenade.  Out of this world!!  I am on my third batch and I cannot stop eating it.

Today I will share her recipe.  As I have run out of bread, actually I burned half of a baguette yesterday, (long story), I have no bread in the house to enjoy the tiny little bit left. I did however have some fresh mozzarella… and voila I made a caprese salad with the rest of the tapenade.  I really love it and I will prepare it again as an appetizer.

Stay tuned for more of Eliane recipes, meanwhile do check out her web site and if any of you are near Cannes, stop by and enjoy her cooking.

Bon Appetit!!




 Makes about 1 cup of tapenade


• 1 cup of sundried tomatoes in olive oil (you can also use just dried ones without

the oil)

• 3 anchovies filets

• 1 tablespoon of capers (drained)

• good quality olive oil, 3-6 tbsp.

• 1 clove of garlic minced

• about 1/2 cup packed fresh basil leafs

• 1 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Note There is no salt in this recipe because of the saltiness of the anchovies and capers.

Taste and adjust if necessary by adding another anchovy filet or olive oil.

Place all ingredients in a food processor and chop. Add olive oil until you get a smoother texture. Serve with crackers or slices of toasted baguette.

I serve it in a “weck” pot like the ones you buy to put the mousse de foie gras in. It is a rustic presentation.


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Comments (6) Post a Reply

  1. Lubna Ramay says:

    Hi, my name is Lubna Ramay and I live in Lahore , Pakistan. I’m a self- taught chef and arrange small dinners and lunches for friends and acquaintances. In mid September I am starting a dinner table in one of the basement rooms of my house. I will only be taking bookings and will have five or sometimes six course meals. Food would be fusion… an amalgam of Pakistani and Mediterranean. I love your recipes and would love to get some useful tips from you regarding my table venture. In the meantime I can send you some interesting south Asian recipes. Cheers!!

    1. Hi Lubna, thank you for reading my blog. Love to exchange recipes with you and to help you in any way I can. I am so excited for you in your new adventure, and I sure you will have a lots of fun. Keep me posted and keep in touch. Giangi

  2. Sounds a must! Thanks to both Elaine and yourseff. Have a great day, Keith

    1. Thank you Keith. Have a great day as well.

  3. Ginger says:

    Had this at a gathering of friends. Everyone LOVED it and still talk about it to this day.

    1. Giangis Kitchen says:

      Thank you Ginger.

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