Olive tapenade is all around the world at the best restaurants that you visit. Haven’t you always wanted to try to make it at home? Tu B’Shevat celebrates the seven species of Israel: wheat, grape, fig, pomegranates, olive, dates, and barley, so Tu B’Shevat is the best time to make it! Browse the Yair Emanuel gallery for beautiful Judaica featuring the seven species of Israel. 

Ingredients:

· 1/2 cup black olives
· 1/2 cup green olives
· 1 tablespoon capers (optional)
· 2 cloves garlic
· 2 tablespoons olive oil
· 1 teaspoon lemon juice
· 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste

Preparation:

If you've got a food processor, you can simply process all ingredients for a few seconds, being careful not to process too finely, since tapenade should not be smooth. If you don't have a food processor, finely mince the olives and garlic, then combine with all the other ingredients, mixing well. 

Serve with crackers, flatbread, baguette, or slices of toasted artisan bread. 

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