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The Mister put a pastured chicken on the rotisserie a few nights ago and I was left to sort out the details. What else…? I peered in our cupboards and saw that one of the jars of delicious olives we bought while in California was tucked out of view. I quickly grabbed it and scoured the ingredients. Olives, sea salt, water, garlic. *phew* I can eat it! I looked in the fridge – another jar!

It was like a bizarre little olive treasure hunt.

One of my favorite kitchen tools is my chopping bowl & mezzaluna knife set. It works incredibly well for chopping ingredients while also combining them. Perfect for making tapenade!

Hickory Garlic Olive Tapenade
I grabbed some sage from the fridge and some bacon. Because… really. Bacon.
Hickory Garlic Olive Tapenade
After the olive tapenade was all set, I loaded our plates with an organic spring mix, added the rotisserie chicken and topped with some tapenade and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
Hickory Garlic Olive TapenadeHickory Garlic Olive Tapenade

Dinner? Done.

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Hickory Garlic Olive Tapenade

Hickory Garlic Olive Tapenade
Recipe type: Tapenade
Cuisine: Paleo, Primal
Prep time: 
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Serves: 4
This tapenade is one I could eat often! Combining green and black olives with fresh sage and hickory homesmoked bacon. It is especially delicious atop rotisserie chicken.
  • 1 handful organic black olives
  • 1 handful organic garlic stuffed green olives
  • 3-4 leaves of organic sage
  • 4 slices hickory smoked bacon, cooked and set aside to drain slightly {I used our homesmoked bacon}
  • Himilayan sea salt, to taste
  1. Chop olives, sage, and bacon together. Running your knife over the mixture to incorporate until finely chopped. I use a chopping bowl and mezzaluna knife set for this, it works great!
  2. Add salt to taste and serve.


Hickory Garlic Olive TapenadeEnjoy!

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