Delightfully fresh Meyer Lemon Tapenade Appetizer is perfect to serve at parties and holidays. Serve on an appetizer cheese board, or give as a food gift!
Lidy Baars of French Garden House and I put together this Autumn Entertaining Series. And let me just say, we sure had fun creating this series for you! (We might have just giggled and nibbled our way through this photo shoot…)
Lidy set this table with her FABULOUS styling talent, I just love how she makes it look so easy. You can read all about how she pulls this look together on her blog post, Autumn Entertaining | How To Design A Stunning Appetizer Display.
We have quite a few recipes that are coming in this Autumn Entertaining Series, recipes for amazing appetizers, a gorgeous autumn cocktail that is on the “healthy” side and might just be your go-to holiday cocktail choice, and later this month, in preparation for Thanksgiving entertaining, another beautiful table setting and a recipe for the most delicious individual Apple Pies.
Of course, you can buy tapenade in a jar. But let me tell you, that this recipe is so fresh and delicious. Meyer lemons, green and kalamata olives, parsley, and capers are heavenly mixed together. Serve it on crackers, baguette slices, or mini bell peppers.
This recipe is worth making at home. And you will make it again and again. I Promise.
Plus, it is made in minutes, and stores very well in Mason jars which leads me to tell you about a gift idea.
Give Meyer Lemon Tapenade as a Holiday or Hostess Gift:
Place your tapenade in small Mason jars with a lid, or a clampdown style jar. Tie a bow, add a tag, and place in a small basket with crackers, or a baguette and your gift will be a hit at the party. Lidy will have a beautiful blog post coming so stay tuned.
What are Meyer Lemons?
My Dad always said Meyer lemons were the best. And I believe he was on to something. As a matter of fact, I have a Meyer lemon tree in my garden and it always reminds me of my Dad.
Meyer lemons are orangy yellow and rounder than a regular lemon. The skin thin, not thick and they have a sweet fragrance. Meyer lemon fruits have a sweeter, less acidic flavor than the more common Lisbon or Eureka supermarket lemon varieties.
- 1 cup green olives pitted and drained
- 1 cup Kalamata olives pitted and drained
- 1/4 cup capers drained
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves chopped
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- zest and juice of 1 Meyer lemon you can use regular lemons, Meyer lemons are sweeter
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Combine all ingredients (except olive oil) in a small food processor, pulse 8 times.
Next, add olive oil, scrape down the bowl, and pulse 4 more times.
Allow to rest in the fridge for a few hours, and serve with crackers, baguette slices, or mini bell peppers halves ~ healthy and low carb!
Stores well in mason jars in the fridge for up to a week.
note: if you don't have a food processor, simply chop the green and kalamata olives, capers, and parsley finely on a board, and mix with other ingredients in a bowl.
Give this tapenade and the recipe as a gift. Tie a pretty ribbon and gift tag on a glass jar filled with Meyer lemon tapenade, it will be a hit. Also great to serve with grilled vegetables, chicken, or toss into a salad, or with cooked pasta and herbs.
All The Best Dishes,
Lidy pulled this gorgeous table together so effortlessly and shares how to get this look for Autumn Entertaining on her blog. We hope this inspires you to entertain outdoors and relax with friends and family.
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