Fig and Kalamata Olive Tapenade

If you’re not sure how to incorporate healthy figs into your entertaining, try this! A very simple, yet striking spread, this Fig and Kalamata Olive Tapenade marries sweet, earthy and salty in a tapenade that is an absolute pleasure to eat.

Serve this with Middle Eastern flat bread, fresh feta cheese and garlicky olives. This would also be great on cheese sandwiches or on top of grilled or roasted fish or chicken.

5 fresh black figs
1 tablespoon capers, rinsed
1 tablespoon kalamata olives, pitted
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

Trim the hard step end from the figs and then blend everything together in a food processor until smooth; cover and chill. It’s best if used that day, but will keep for another day.

Makes 1 cup.

Adapted from Tassajara Cookbook, by Karla Oliveira (Gibbs Smith Publisher, 2007).


W. C
W. C3 months ago


William C
William C3 months ago

Thank you.

Hesam O.
Hesam O1 years ago

The fiq and olive together is what said in it interestin for u?
(swear by the fig and the olive) fig(95 (sura)chapter) verse 1 holy quran

Dale O.

Looks very flavourful and tasty.

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen5 years ago

Thank you :)

Jennifer C.
Past Member 6 years ago

Yummy! Thanks for this recipe.

KS Goh
KS Goh6 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Diane S.
Deanne S6 years ago

The fig and olive tapenade recipe sounds very interesting.

Sharee L.
Sharee L.6 years ago

What do you mean 1 tablespoon of pitted kalamata olives??? Bummer!!!

Kay O.
Kay O7 years ago

Delicious, thanks.