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

Examples of tapenade in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The heat from the tapenade also turned out to be a sign of things to come. al, "Battle House reopens Trellis Room with new menu," 12 Dec. 2019 Before serving, top with basil pesto, mango chutney, olive tapenade, salsa verde, or balsamic glaze. Robin Miller, azcentral, "Here's a foolproof recipe for roasting a perfect whole chicken," 27 Oct. 2019 But also offered is a departure from the usual — the dough spiraled around savory fillings: caramelized onion, blue cheese and walnuts; jalapeno and cheddar; and kalamata olive tapenade and walnuts. BostonGlobe.com, "Rugelach you just pop in the oven - The Boston Globe," 24 Sep. 2019 The line’s lunch buffet includes a DIY salad area with organic vegetables, plus pepper spreads and tapenades. Los Angeles Times, "Could this be cruise lines’ year of the vegan?," 16 July 2019 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

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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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“Tapenade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tapenade. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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