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Tuna Tapenade

Tuna Tapenade is a Mediterranean-style appetizer made with canned tuna, olives, anchovies, garlic, and lemon. Serve it with vegetables or crackers.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Renee


  • 1 can tuna 6 ounces/170 grams, preferably Italian, packed in olive oil, drained
  • 4 anchovy fillets
  • 2 tablespoons drained capers
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic coarsely chopped
  • 10 pitted black olives
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil


  1. In a food processor fitted with metal blade, pulse tuna, anchovies, capers, lemon juice, garlic and olives until ingredients are combined but still chunky, about 10 times.
  2. Add olive oil and pulse until blended, about 5 times.
  3. Spoon into a bowl, cover tightly and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or for up to 3 days.

Recipe Notes

Recipe copyright © 2014 Judith Finlayson and Jordan Wagman in the 150 Best Dips & Salsas cookbook. Used with permission from the publisher Robert Rose Inc.