“I originally made this to emulate the sandwich spreads you get at the Safeway deli. (Those sandwiches are super addicting, but we don't live near a Safeway anymore!) This is a pretty perfect match and is SO GOOD on sandwiches, but also makes a very pretty party appetizer if you spread the garlic spread on toasted baguette slices and then top with the olive tapenade. I always use reduced-fat cream cheese and mayo. I have made this several times without the kalamata olives (they're more expensive so I don't always have them on hand) and we enjoyed it just the same. Recipe yield and prep times are approximate...I'm horrible at paying attention to things like that...”
READY IN:
15mins
SERVES:
10
YIELD:
1 recipe
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. GARLIC SPREAD:
  2. Add all ingredients into a food processor.
  3. Process until smooth.
  4. Remove to a medium bowl or spread generously on toasted baguette slices.
  5. Wipe the work bowl and blade clean.
  6. OLIVE TAPENADE:
  7. Add the garlic and the black and kalamata olives to the work bowl.
  8. Pulse a couple of times until minced.
  9. Add the green olives and pulse a couple of times, leaving larger chunks of the green olives (for aesthetics).
  10. Remove to a medium bowl and stir in the vinegar and olive oil. (Additional balsamic can be added to cut the saltiness, if desired; keep in mind that the garlic spread will also help cut the salty flavor.).
  11. Spread a layer of tapenade over the garlic spread.

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