Perfect for dipping or spreading, this tapenade is packed with flavor from a whole cup of Castelvetrano olives along with artichokes, capers, and our Nocellara Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Don't leave out the anchovy if they aren't usually your thing- the single filet adds a massive boost of flavor without fishy-ness.
1 14oz can artichoke hearts, drained and squeezed well to remove extra liquid
1 packed cup pitted castelvetrano olives (about 5oz by weight after pitting)
1 TBS capers, drained (if using salt packed, soak for 15 minutes, then rinse and drain)
1 anchovy filet
1 small garlic clove, grated on microplane
1 TBS fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp calabrian chili powder or smoked paprika, plus more for garnish
Place all ingredients except olive oil into food processor. Buzz until finely chopped/almost a paste.
With motor running, pour 4 TBS Olio Taibi Nocellara Extra Virgin Olive Oil into food processor and run until incorporated.
Serve room temperature. Drizzle remaining 1 TBS Olio Taibi Nocellara Extra Virgin Olive Oil over top and sprinkle with chili powder.
Serve with crackers and whipped goat cheese, or whipped cream cheese.
You can also blend the tapenade into hummus or stir into a pasta sauce.