A black olive spread that is always mixed with olive oil and usually perfumed with a mixture of any or some of the following ingredients: anchovy, capers, herbs, and garlic.

Tapanade is perhaps best loosely defined as a black olive spread with olive oil and other flavoring components such as: anchovy, caper, herbs, etc. But the truth is that this simple peasant dish from the south of France is open to a multitude of interpretations.

Tapanade Recipe