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Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Sodium
This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.

 

"The whole Mediterranean... the wine, the ideas... seems to ride in the sour pungent taste of those black olives... A taste older than meat, older than wine. A taste as old as cold water."
-Lawrence Durrell, Author

The refrigerator light goes on...

Forget butter on your bread at dinner. If you are going to spread some fat spread this stuff. This is so high in the good fats and virtually no saturated fat. And there is soooo much more flavor!

Capers

These are the flower bud of a bush from the family Capparidaceae. Cultivated in the hot climates of the Mediterranean and Asia, the immature flowers are picked and then pickled in vinegar brine. They are bland when raw but pickled capers are pungent with a sharp piquant flavor.


 

Tapenade



Servings = 16 | Serving size =1 Tbsp.

Cooking Time = 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2,3.

This keeps well for about 2 weeks in the fridge if sealed tightly.

6 ounces (about 60) pitted kalamata olives
3 Tbsp capers
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper

Place olives, capers, lemon juice, olive oil and pepper in a blender or small food chopper and process until smooth.

Chill.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 1 cup

Servings = 16

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 24 Calories from Fat 21
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 2g 4%
    Saturated Fat 0g 2%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 142mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
    Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
    Sugars 0g  
Protein 0g  
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 1% Iron 2%
Vitamin K 2 mcg Potassium 3 mg
Magnesium 1 mg