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Herbed Walnut and Citrus Tapenade

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Herbed Walnut and Citrus Tapenade
  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 16
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This spread is an explosion of bold tongue-tingling flavors! Center stage is eggplant colored Kalamata olives with their rich and fruity flavor; if you can't find them, swap ripe olives.

Ingredients

Tapenade

1
cup pitted kalamata olives, drained
1/2
teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves
1/2
teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/2
teaspoon grated orange peel
1/4
teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
1/8
teaspoon coarsely ground fresh pepper
1
tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/3
cup finely chopped toasted walnuts

Cheese

1
log (4 oz) goat cheese*

Garnish, if desired

Additional extra-virgin olive oil
Fresh rosemary and thyme sprigs

Serve With, if desired

Food Should Taste Good® olive tortilla chips

Directions

  • 1 In food processor or blender, place all Tapenade ingredients except walnuts. Cover; process, using quick on-and-off motions, until slightly coarse. Stir in walnuts. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour to blend flavors.
  • 2 If desired, soften goat cheese on microwavable plate in microwave uncovered on High about 10 seconds. Spread goat cheese into 1/4-inch layer on serving plate. Top with tapenade; drizzle with additional olive oil. Garnish with rosemary and thyme sprigs. Serve with chips.
Tips  

To toast walnuts, sprinkle in ungreased heavy skillet. Cook over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until walnuts begin to brown, then stirring constantly until walnuts are light brown.

*Mascarpone or cream cheese can be substituted.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
70
(
Calories from Fat
50
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
(
Saturated Fat
2g
11%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
90mg
4%
Potassium
15mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
1g
0%
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
,
Sugars
0g
)
Protein
2g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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