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Here's an impressive and quick appetizer worthy of the finest crackers or crostini

Here's an impressive and quick appetizer worthy of the finest crackers or crostini

Posted December 7, 2013

Fig Tapenade

Here's an impressive and quick appetizer worthy of the finest crackers or crostini, and great on a platter with your favorite cheese and meats. Chilling melds the flavors, so go ahead and make it in advance.

Stem and chop 1 ½ cups dried figs and simmer in ½ cup of water for about 7 minutes until figs are soft and water is evaporated. Transfer to a serving bowl and mix in ½ cup pitted and chopped Kalamata olives1/3 cup toasted pine nuts (toasted in a dry skillet until just browned but not burned), 2 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar, 2 Tbsp olive oil, 2 Tbsp capers, and 1 ½ Tbsp fresh oregano. Salt and pepper to taste.  Serve immediately or make ahead and keep chilled.

 

Where to shop:

Spanish Table for dried figs, Kalamata olives, and pine nuts

The highstalls for fresh oregano

CATEGORY: SPECIALTY FOODS