Fig and Olive Tapenade Recipe

Fig and Olive Tapenade is an easy to make and delicious appetizer. Learn how to make/prepare Fig & Olive Tapenade by following this easy recipe.
Fig and Olive Tapenade Recipe
Difficulty Average
Recipe Type Veg.
  • 1cup dried Figs (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 tsp dried Rosemary
  • 1 tsp dried Thyme
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 2/3 cup Kalamata Olives (chopped)
  • Salt & Pepper (to taste)
  • 1/3 cup Walnuts (toasted & chopped)
  • 1 (8 ounce) packaged Cream Cheese
How to make Fig and Olive Tapenade:
  • Mix figs and water in a saucepan, over medium heat. Bring to a boil and cook until the liquid reduces and the figs are tender.
  • Remove from heat and stir in olive oil, balsamic vinegar, rosemary, thyme, and cayenne.
  • Add in olives and mix the ingredients well.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight or, at least, for 4 hours.
  • Unwrap the cream cheese block and put the cheese on a serving dish.
  • Spoon tapenade over cheese and top with walnuts.
  • Serve.
You can serve fig and olive tapenade with French bread or crackers.