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Provence Gourmet: Olive tapenade on a mesclun salad

This is an easy salad to celebrate the olive harvest.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine French
Servings 4 people


  • 1 1/2 Cups Provencal Olives a mix of both green and black
  • 2 small Anchovies
  • 1/4 Cup White tuna from a can, drained
  • 2 tsp Capers
  • 3-4 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 Baguette
  • 2-3 Cups Mesclun Salad
  • 1/4 Cup Sunflower seeds
  • Pepper to taste


  • Remove the pits from your olives
  • Taste the olives and if you feel they are too salty put them in a bowl of water for an hour
  • In a mixer, add the cleaned anchovies, olives, tuna, capers, olive oil and pepper and puree.
  • If your concoction doesn’t mix well, add some more olive oil and puree further
  • Slice the baguette and toast or grill lightly
  • Lightly toast sunflower seeds in a bit of olive oil
  • Spread the olive paste (tapenade) on the grilled slices of bread and serve on the seasoned lettuce topped with grilled sunflower seeds
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