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Spiced Olive-Orange Candied Almond Tapenade

Spiced Olive-Orange Candied Almond Tapenade

A taste of Provence with a Napa Valley touch

Recipe by: Gabrielle


Wine Pairing: 2014 Pietro Family Cellars Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

PREP TIME: 5 minutes TOTAL TIME: 5 minutes


  • 1 jar 6-7 oz. Kalamata olives, pitted
  • 1 tsp. garlic, minced
  • ½ medium orange, zest only
  • 2 tsp. GC Napa Valley Natural Orange Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp. GC Napa Valley Natural Olive Spice Blend
  • 2 oz. tin GC Napa Valley Orange Candied Almonds


  1. Strain Kalamata olives. Check olives for pits.
  2. Place all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse food processor until mixture forms a coarse paste. It will have a little texture due to the almonds not entirely being broken down. If you prefer a creamier tapenade, process to your desired texture.
  3. Refrigerate until serving time.


Put the Spiced Olive-Orange Candied Almond Tapenade in your favorite serving dish. Place on a charcuterie board or plate surrounded with your choice of crackers, crostini, toasted pita wedges, and carrot sticks. Pairs nicely with Manchego and Jarlsberg cheeses.


  • 1 jar 6-7 oz. Kalamata olives, pitted
  • 1 garlic head
  • 1 medium orange
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