First time, I tasted Tapenade at an Italian Restaurant called Sartoria in New Delhi and bought some for home as well.
Then here in Netherlands, its given as an accompaniment when you order bread basket along with herbs and garlic butter.
So that's how I developed its taste.
Tapenade's original recipe contains anchovies but being a veg. I made it my way. Also they use Kalamata Olives but what i get here are not pitted ones, so big hassle there. I just used pitted black olives and they are easily available as well.
First time when i made it I added only black olives and next time I added green ones as well. Which I just made yesterday. But my fav. is only black olives one!
In churner goes Black Olives and Capers
Then Garlic, Lemon juice (little bit) and semi sun dried tomatoes (few slices), 2-3 tbsp olive oil and dash or salt.
I keep on checking the taste in between and to adjust the quantity of ingredients to my taste.
Here it is! i love it with bread. That day i had roasted bread it went awesome with it!
This is how I eat in most of the morning. Spread tapenade over toasted bread slices, place cheese slice ( I like Cheddar ) sprinkle some chili flakes and herbs ...
Sometimes I fill in the bell peppers or tomato or cucumber to make veg sandwich.
The one with Green olives. I added little bit of chili flakes and instead of only garlic added mixture of ground garlic, parsley and olive oil(which I had in my refrigerator, I use it to make garlic bread).
Next time i shall try making it only with green olives.