Fig and Olive Tapenade from Idea Land blog #recipe #homemade #labels(Used in this project: Circle Canning Labels and Scallop Tags in Casablanca style.)

There seems to be no end to the combination of sweet and salty recipes out there and I can certainly see why. The balance of strong, sometimes conflicting flavors makes your mouth sing and your stomach call out for more. The addition of salt to desserts is just one way this trend has proven it’s around to stay.

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A combination of salty Kalamata olives and sweet dried figs will ensure that your guests will stay around as well, at least until it’s all gobbled up. This recipe is so easy to make and such a hit when entertaining, that I always make the 2 full cups that this recipe produces. If you are having a smaller gathering or just want to snack on it yourself, then cut this recipe in half. Keep the ingredients close by though, I know you will be back for more!

Fig and Olive Tapenade from Idea Land blog #recipe #homemade #labels

Fig and Olive Tapenade

• 1 cup dried mission figs, stems removed
• 1 cup pitted Kalamata olives
• 1/4 cup dried apples or apricots
• 2 tbsp capers
• 2 tbsp good quality sweet balsamic vinegar
• 1 tbsp fresh rosemary leaves
• 1 tbsp good quality olive oil

Add all ingredients except the olive oil to a food processor and pulse until the mixture is fully blended but course. Drizzle in the olive oil and pulse one more time to stir.

Spoon mixture into two short, wide-mouth 250 ml / 8 oz canning jars. Label and refrigerate until party day. Can be made up to 3 days ahead. Serve with crackers or bread and a medium sharp cheese like cheddar or gouda.

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Fig and Olive Tapenade from Idea Land blog #recipe #homemade #labels

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Stephanie Rose is a gardener who lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada, where she has grown over 100 edibles, 400 perennials, and countless other plants in her small urban yard; a hobby that continues to grow with each season. Stephanie writes DIY garden projects, yummy recipes and crafty goodness at Garden Therapy where she hopes you will find something to inspire you to get outside for a little, well, garden therapy.


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