French Lentil Tapenade

Give me all the breads and spreads! This recipe is for all my fellow olive and caper lovers. Tapenade is a great appetizer for any gathering. I recommend making the night before eating, allowing the flavours to meld over night.




  • 1 cup cooked french lentils
  • 1/4 cup marinated artichoke hearts
  • 1/3 cup green olives, pitted
  • 2 tablespoon capers
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive brine
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil or parsley, chopped
  • fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Add lentils, artichoke hearts, green olives, capers, garlic, mustard, lemon juice, brine, fresh herbs, and pepper into a food processor. Pulse until combined.
  2. Transfer into a medium bowl. Stir in olive oil.
  3. Serve with toasted, crusty bread.
  4. Enjoy!
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  • sweetonnh

    Could this be made with less oil?

    • Annessia

      Absolutely! After you whizz up all the ingredients, if it’s too thick for spreading, instead of adding oil, you could try water, vegetable broth, more brine, etc.