ta·​pe·​nade | \ ˌtä-pə-ˈnäd How to pronounce tapenade (audio) \

Definition of tapenade

: a seasoned spread made chiefly with mashed black olives, capers, and anchovies

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To take advantage of the healthful effects, mix an ounce or two of canned wild salmon with a small handful of baby spinach and a tablespoon of olive tapenade. Cynthia Sass, Mph, Health.com, "7 Healthy Late-Night Snacks," 3 July 2019 The bread, served with black olive tapenade, is warm. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Tom Sietsema’s 7 favorite places to eat (and drink) right now — plus one to avoid," 24 June 2019 Pillow-soft, housemade foccacia is served with umami-rich seaweed tapenade ($6). Jessica Yadegaran, The Mercury News, "Inside former AQ chef’s new Oakland restaurant, Mago," 10 June 2019 Reyes blue cheese, and fig and olive tapenade), buttermilk coleslaw, olives, fruit, and a Jimtown cookie. Jen Murphy, Sunset, "The Last-Minute Picnic: Where to Find Great Pre-Made Food for Outdoor Meals," 22 Jan. 2018 Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, 15, picked up the artichoke, olive and tapenade roll from the chain’s Heathrow Terminal 5 outlet before going on holiday, the hearing was told. Fox News, "Teen with severe allergy died after eating baguette with hidden sesame seeds, family claims," 24 Sep. 2018 This gargantuan sandwich originated in New Orleans and consists of a trifecta of cold cuts, layered with a delicious tapenade and packed into a loaf that's bigger than your head. Gabriella Vigoreaux, Good Housekeeping, "The Only Sandwich You Need on Game Day," 25 Oct. 2015 Salumi has signed up for Night Market to sell its hot Soppressata sandwich with tapenade, garlic sauce, fresh mozzarella, roasted red pepper and baby arugula. Tan Vinh, The Seattle Times, "Seahawks step up the food game: Sandwiches from Salumi and pho are coming to CenturyLink Field," 6 Aug. 2018 The standout is the salami picante sandwich, a beautiful sub layered with spicy salami, ham, provolone, lettuce, and onions, and slathered with tangy olive tapenade and creamy sub sauce. Bon Appetit, "Gold Star Beer Counter," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of tapenade

1952, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tapenade

French tapénade, from Occitan tapenado, from tapeno caper, ultimately from Latin capparis — more at caper entry 3

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