Monday, August 8, 2011

Roasted Red Pepper and Artichoke Tapenade

This is a really tantalizing appetizer that can also be used as a sandwich spread, or pita stuffer, or whenever you need a great condiment-y type item. I think it would also be really beautiful on a Christmas-time buffet because of the colors, but I made it in the summer. Whenever you make it, and for whatever reason, you will not be sorry. It is delicious, easy and pretty.

Start by chopping up the red peppers and artichokes. You're going to pulse them in the processor later, so they don't have to be perfect, just chopped a bit from the larger pieces.

Put them in the bowl of a food processor, then add the capers,



parmesan cheese,

olive oil and lemon juice. Pulse a few times until the mixture is finely chopped and blended.

Transfer to a serving bowl, cover and refrigerate for at least two hours to blend the flavors.

Serve with pita wedges, crackers, crusty french bread, or as a sandwich spread (it was delicious on my steak and provolone sandwich)!

Two years ago: Kitchen Sink Muffins

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Roasted Red Pepper and Artichoke Tapenade

1 - 7 oz. jar roasted red peppers, drained and chopped
1 - 6 oz. jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup drained capers
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

In the bowl of a food processor, combine the red peppers, artichoke hearts, cilantro, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, capers, garlic, and lemon juice. Pulse until finely chopped and the mixture is blended. Transfer to a serving bowl and season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving to blend the flavors. Serve with pita chips or crusty sliced french bread, or use as a sandwich spread.


  1. This sounds like a perfect "condiment" option. Looks amazing. Yummy!

  2. Such a great recipe. Thanks for sharing and linking to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

  3. This is something I would love to make. I get the best ideas from you.

    Thanks for linking to Let's Do Brunch.

  4. This looks delicious!! I'm pinning this recipe so I can make it later - thanks for sharing!

  5. The roasted red pepper and artichoke tapenade looks amazing! I'm going to serve that as an appetizer at a dinner I'm hosting tonight. Thanks for sharing :)

  6. Hi! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Tuesday! Amazing job! Just wanted to let you know I'll be featuring you tomorrow..please stop by and grab a button...

  7. Thank you for stopping by for our Menu Mondays last week! I'd love for you to come and share some more of your recipes at this week's Menu Mondays recipe link up:

  8. Mmmm...such an awesome combination of flavors! Brilliant!

    Thank you so much for sharing your delicious recipe on "A Little Birdie Told Me..." at Rook No. 17!


  9. Looks like an artichoke salsa. Sounds really good. I love tangy taste that capers have, I imagine that it is just the perfect match for the artichoke.

  10. Sooo excited to try this! I love artichokes and I can see how the peppers would add a nice little pop of flavor. I have some canned artichokes at home, would those work? Or are jar ones better?

  11. Canned artichokes will work just fine in this.

  12. This looks simply delicious! I love red peppers and artichokes, never thought of cooking artichokes in this way!

  13. Wow that looks amazingly tasty. I really need to get more creative with my cooking!

  14. Mmmmm that sounds so good! What a great combination of flavors. I'm definitely going to be trying this out, thanks!

  15. Yum, I love Artichokes! But are the capers absolutely necessary? I don't dislike them, but they don't have that strong of a flavor right, do they help with the texture of the dish?



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