Roasted Red Pepper and Artichoke Tapenade
Today’s letter of the day is – O.
As in, Oh. Em. Gee.
Okay, fine that last one doesn’t count.
The point is. Open your face and insert a spoon. Because this action is happening.
As I currently sit here eating my feelings, watching all of the girliest of movies I have, Legends of the Fall, Sleepless in Seattle and The American President, and lusting after a life in Montana with Brad Pitt and his ravishingly long hair – I decided I needed to crank out some somewhat real food. By which I mean something other than the $3 truffles from Godiva I had to aid in my recover from Friday’s post-wedding registry completion shopping trip and spending more than I care to admit on a new winter jacket.
I say ‘recovery’ like it was some epic, muscle atrophying workout. Just one for my bank account in reality.
*Sidebar* – If anyone is interested, I will be starting a Feistaware Anonymous group after this registry completion shopping trip. Contact me for further info. Sunflower, turquoise and ivory dishes, oh my!
Ben, honey I hope you’re not reading this. Don’t ask how much the jacket was, okay? I have a long list of justifications for it, but you don’t really wanna hear ’em, so don’t ask. It’ll save us both a lot of time. I love you.
As this carousel comes around full circle – I’m a weepy hormonal mess. And I need real food. After shuffling my way through the store today and coming across a $7 jar of tapenade, I could only think to myself – A) crusty garlic bread needs to happen in my life. And 2) $7 for a jar of tapenade is far to ridiculous for mulched together artichokes and red peppers. – So says hypocrite that spent an egregious amount of moolah on a new jacket.
Into the cart went the crusty garlic bread and home we went, me and the bread, to do terrible things together. Like make tapenade.
Hormones, crusty garlic bread, teary movies with Presidents, Montana mountain men and long hair, and this? Spending another weekend away from Ben could be worse.Print
Roasted Red Pepper and Artichoke Tapenade
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 1 cup 1x
- Category: Condiment
- Method: Food Processor
- Cuisine: Mediterranean
Save yourself some money and make this easy tapenade at home in your food processor. Serve it with crusty bread or crackers for a satisfying and healthy snack.
- 1 cup Marinated Artichoke Hearts
- 1/2 cup jarred Roasted Red Peppers
- 2 cloves Garlic
- 1/4 tsp Onion Powder
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- Dash of Salt and Pepper
- 1 tsp Lemon Juice
- Combine all ingredients into a food processor. Pulse to combine and artichoke hearts and red peppers have been minced and combined.
- Serve immediately or chill and serve later with garlic artisan bread or crackers.
Crusty bread, new jacket, legends of the fall…sounds like the perfect day to me 🙂 And now I have to go watch the American Pres. I had forgotten all abotu that movie!
I tip my hat to you… when I’m a weepy hormonal mess, the most I can usually manage is Nutella straight out of the jar. (And if I’m extra-messy, I just scoop with my fingers, because even finding a spoon is too much effort. Yeah, I’m classy like that.)
This tapenade looks ridiculously delicious. Must remember this the next time I’m craving something a little more involved than Nutella. 🙂
Id eat this. I’d definitely eat this.
When I’m a hormonal mess, a well-made cake usually does it for me. But next time I’ll have to try this awesome tapenade with homemade crusty garlic bread. I’m sure it’ll get me out of the funk!
$7 is too much for tapenade. I’ve definitely thought the same thing before.
I will definitely be joining your Fiestaware Anonymous! I’m obsessed with it. I love shamrock green and peacock blue! Your recipe looks delicious 😛 (that is the face of me drooling!)
Also, Legends of the Fall is my favorite movie when I am feeling hormonal too!
love the fiestaware!
and I love love spinach + artichokes – this is perfect!
One question: Would it be possible to combine the tapenade with Mid-90’s Bad Pitt?
I could be persuaded to punch a puppy in the face to make that happen.
I have 2 red bell peppers waiting to be used along with 2 cans of artichokes. I think this needs to happen in my kitchen stat!
Looks delicious! I’m heading to a BBQ this afternoon and was looking for something easy to bring since we just got back into town and thanks to you I think I have a winner!
Can you come make me some “real food” when I’m a sappy hormonal mess?! Because all I can manage on those kind of days is a jar of biscoff spread and a bag of Utz salt and pepper chips.
This dip sounds totally delicious! Artichokes make me happy.
A crusty garlic bread needs to happen in my life too. I literally say this phrase weekly. This tapenade gives me a new reason for it to happen TODAY!
Ohhh sounds like a recipe I’ll keep on hand for when Pat goes hunting this fall… tapenade, crusty garlic bread and wine =’s the perfect girls night situation!
Love this! And totally pinned it in my ass friendly section. haha 😉
So pretty! And homemade spreads are just so satisfying. Yes to artichokes and a big fat yes to The American President:
President Andrew Shepherd: You ever been to Camp David?
Sydney Ellen Wade: Camp David? Sure, I used to go there all the time, but then they changed chefs.
Oh my deliciousness!! My husband would be all over this, so many of his favorite in one thing!
artichokes are one of those things that I adore and try and come up with some rationale to add to everything. Perhaps I should stop pretending and just embrace my addiction. This could be the first step!
By the way, Costco sells decent artichokes marinated in olive oil for a ridiculously cheap price. It might have resulted in people buying multiple pounds of artichoke hearts at a time…I’m just saying I’ve heard of it happening.
The tapenade looks awesome…but I want to see the coat! 🙂
LOVE this, lady! I have a jar of marinated artichoke hearts in the pantry now. I think I’ll give this a try!
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Oh, yum! this would be fabulous on a fresh homemade baguette. WANT!
I’m fully OBSESSED with Fiestaware. I was definitely not going to register for china, and then when I saw the Fiestaware beckoning, I was a goner. I originally registered for 3 colors, but after the wedding, I decided I wanted them all. So I’m now a Fiestaware hoarder, and sometimes when I’m having a bad day, I open my special cabinet for them and just gaze lovingly at them. Does this mean I qualify for Fiestaware Anon membership?!
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I was looking for an artichoke and roasted red pepper tapanade. I had everything in my frig- I added shredded Parmesan. Just delicious. Yummy! Enjoying it now while watching Breaking Bad season 1 (yes I’m behind), with Stacy’s pita chips.