Sharing is caring

Basic Tapenade made from over-cured preserved olives

M Updated February 17, 2020
1246 0 6 0
home made tapenade 800 2
1 washed olives ready for pressing 800
2 crush and press olives through sieve 800
3 pulp pressing through sieve
4 second finer sieve
home made tapenade 800

Recipe Type

Background Info

This recipe is a follow-up to my YouTube video (links below) on "What Happens When You Cure Olives 4 years in brine?"

In this video, I made a reference to making tapenade because the olives were mushy and no longer best for eating whole so here it is!

Recipe Info

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
Serves or Units


Qty Cured olives


  1. Wash cured oilves in freshwater
  2. Push the olives through a small holed sieve or colander leaving the majority of skins behind and all the pits/seeds. (see images)
  3. Sieve the mix a second time to strain the excess water and runny pulp. Use a spoon to move the pulp and let the liquids drain through. This should leave you with a consistent tapenade olive paste.
  4. OPTIONAL: To enhance the tapenade you can add chopped/blended sundried tomatoes, garlic, herbs such as basil, oregano or rosemary. Olive oil and/or vinegar can also be added to taste. These extra ingredients can be mixed in with the raw tapenade to create unlimited flavours - up to your own imagination and taste. Serve with cracker biscuits and/or bread.

This is a very basic tapenade made from homegrown olives left to cure for too long becoming mushy. 

The skins could be included and the olives finely chopped or blended (after seeds removed) but because the skins were a little chewy and bitter I decided not to include them. 

My YouTube video on curing and preserving olives in brine is here. 

Comment on Facebook below or use our section further down to have your say...

Comments (0)

Rated 0 out of 5 based on 0 voters
There are no comments posted here yet

Leave your comments

  1. You can post directly as a guest, Or, Sign up or login to your account.
Rate this post:
Attachments (0 / 3)
Share Your Location

You Might Like

Fruit & Veg

Articles about fruit & veg growing you'll get nowhere else


Chickens, Ducks, & Quail information


Tips, Exercise, News, & Lifestyle


Latest Product Reviews

About Us

Read our story!


Join our sister site & become a member of our self-sufficient online community!


Newsletter | FAQ |  Privacy Policy | Copyright 2011 - 2017 Self Sufficient Me