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 Other options include any of the many flavors of hummus or store-bought dips such as salmon, tapenade or bruschetta, accompanied by pita, French bread or crackers, along with a selection of cut vegetables. Nicole Sours Larson, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Serve up a simple New Year’s Eve family celebration," 30 Dec. 2020 Kelp is rich in savory umami flavors, and her company sells kelp noodles to Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands and England -- as well as producing kelp pesto, tapenade and salsa verde. Ed Scott-clarke And Tom Page, CNN, "This underwater farmer wants us to eat more seaweed," 20 Nov. 2020 These are the perfect foil for a fresh salsa, salsa verde or olive tapenade. Beth Dooley Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, "Cauliflower raises the mealtime steaks," 28 Oct. 2020 Big flavored Spanish bites like chorizo or olive tapenade work, too. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, "These under-the-radar grapes are gaining attention with Arizona winemakers. Here's why," 10 Oct. 2020 For a main dish, choose from options such as a whole fish with Meyer lemon tapenade; pork chop with apricot mostarda and escarole hearts; or half-chicken with lemon and herb jus. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, "Houston native Travis McShane to debut Ostia restaurant in Montrose," 24 Sep. 2020 It can be grilled with olive oil, mixed into risotto, served with pasta or used in tapenade. Judy Walker, NOLA.com, "Surprise vegetables in farmers market boxes can jazz up your meals: Try these easy recipes," 23 Sep. 2020 Mix it with other fresh ingredients (as above), or stir in a bit of something delicious like pesto or tapenade or cheese spread. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "What to do with all the fresh corn popping up right now," 10 Sep. 2020 Predictably earthy and enjoyably light, its consistency more tapenade than creamy-traditional. Amy Drew Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, "Restaurants poised for business, guests poised for new options for Magical Dining," 28 Aug. 2020

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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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8 Jan 2021

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“Tapenade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tapenade. Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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