Use this sophisticated topper to make your hot dogs fancy, as part of a charcuterie board, even atop a succulent cut of beef. As long as you love olives, this tapenade recipe can go on most anything.
Artichoke and Dried Tomato Tapenade
Prepare as directed, except substitute one 9-oz. pkg. frozen artichoke hearts, thawed and coarsely chopped, for the Kalamata olives and black olives, and substitute lemon juice for the balsamic vinegar. Add 1 cup snipped, drained oil-pack dried tomatoes to the mixture before processing or blending. Makes 4 cups.Per 1 Tbsp.: 27 cal., 3 g fat (0 g sat. fat), 0 mg chol., 97 mg sodium, 1 g carb., 1 g fiber, 0 g pro.
Orange-Scented Almond Tapenade
Prepare as directed, except substitute 1 cup slivered almonds, toasted (tip, page 000) for the green olives. Add 1 Tbsp. orange zest and 2 Tbsp. orange juice to the mixture before processing or blending. If desired, garnish with orange zest slivers. Makes 3 1/2 cups.Per 1 Tbsp.: 36 cal., 3 g fat (0 g sat. fat), 0 mg chol., 75 mg sodium, 1 g carb., 1 g fiber, 0 g pro.