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Herbed Walnut and Citrus Tapenade

Details

Yield: 16 servings
Serving Size: 2 tablespoons

Ingredients
  • 1 cup pitted kalamata olives, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground fresh pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped toasted walnuts
  • 1 log (4 ounce) goat cheese
  • additional extra-virgin olive oil
  • fresh rosemary and thyme springs
Preparation

1. In food processor or blender, place all Tapenade ingredients except walnuts.

2. Cover; process, using quick on-and-off motions, until slightly coarse.

3. Stir in walnuts.

4. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour to blend flavors. (If desired, soften goat cheese on microwavable plate in microwave uncovered on High about 10 seconds.)

5. Spread goat cheese into 1/4-inch layer on serving plate.

6. Top with tapenade; drizzle with additional olive oil.

7. Garnish with rosemary and thyme sprigs.

8. Serve with Food Should Taste Good™ Olive tortilla chips.

9. Cover; process, using quick on-and-off motions, until slightly coarse.

10. Stir in walnuts.

11. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour to blend flavors. (If desired, soften goat cheese on microwavable plate in microwave uncovered on High about 10 seconds.)

12. Spread goat cheese into 1/4-inch layer on serving plate.

13. Top with tapenade; drizzle with additional olive oil.

14. Garnish with rosemary and thyme sprigs.

15. Serve with Food Should Taste Good™ Olive tortilla chips.