- In a food processor bowl combine ripe olives, green olives, sweet red peppers, olive oil, oregano, and black pepper. Cover and process with several on-off turns until coarsely chopped. (Or, coarsely chop olives and sweet pepper by hand. Stir in oil, oregano, and ground black pepper.)
- Transfer to a jar and chill, covered, before serving. Store in a tightly covered glass container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Makes about 1/2 cup tapenade.
From the Test Kitchen
To Present This Gift...
Cut lengths of cord to wrap around the top and bottom of the jar base. Glue in place. Let the glue dry.
For the tag, cut a small rectangle from black paper. Use a paper punch to make random holes around the edges. Glue on top of the yellow paper, trimming to the same size as the black paper. Let glue dry. Glue on top of the red paper. Let glue dry. Trim red paper to 1/4 inch from edges of the black paper. Punch a hole in one corner. Use a metallic marker to write the name of the recipient on the tag. Tie the tag to the jar with cord.
Also try this...
Wrap the jar with brightly colored shoelaces as an alternative to cord.
To present this gift you will need:
Scissors, colored papers in black, yellow, and red, small paper punch, thick white crafts glue, metallic marker, and satin cord in desired color.