Olive Cherry Tapenade

Olive Cherry Tapenade – serves 8-10 as an appetizerclip_image012

  • 1 ½ cups pitted olives of choice, chopped fine. I like Kalamata.
  • 1 cup pitted fresh cherries or 2/3 cup dried cherries, chopped fine
  • 1 tbs basil leaves, stacked and cut with a sharp knife into slivers
  • 2 scallions, white part chopped fine
  • 1 tbs fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp capers (optional)
  • Crackers of choice
  • Manchego, goat, Irish Cheddar or other cheese of choice, sliced

Combine all ingredients with the exception of the cheese and crackers, let sit for at least an hour. Put a cheese slice on a cracker, top with tapenade and enjoy.

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