Olive and Mushroom Tapenade

If you need a tasty, yet healthy idea for a Hanukkah party appetizer (or any holiday party!), this delicious Olive and Mushroom Tapenade Recipe will have your guests squealing with delight. Incredibly flavorful but light, each 1/4 cup serving has just 2 Points. And I LOVE the addition of almonds which gives it a sightly more coarse texture and adds a very mild hint of sweetness…oh so yummy. You can serve the mushroom olive tapenade alongside crusty bread with goat cheese, grilled vegetables or chicken, or even toss it with some 0 calorie Miracle Noodles or another high fiber, low calorie pasta for an amazing meal. I especially love serving this at Hanukkah because it does have some oil, but it has so much less than all the latkes and other traditional oily foods. Plus, it’s delicious and unique, and no one has any idea that it’s Weight Watchers friendly. There are days when I will just make this for myself and dip some raw veggies into it as my evening snack while catching up on my DVR. Enjoy!

Olive and Mushroom Tapenade Recipe

A delicious and light appetizer recipe that is ideal for Hanukkah and other holiday parties, this divine Olive and Mushroom Tapenade is an amazing treat. With just 2 Points per serving, it’s a dip that makes you feel like you’re indulging, but still keeps you on track.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pitted green olives
  • 1/2 cup portabello mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup almonds, toasted
  • 1 anchovy fillet, rinsed and drained
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp dried tarragon
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, combine all ingredients.
  2. Pulse until roughly chopped.
  3. The spread should have a coarse but easily spoon-able texture. Let stand for about 30 minutes for the flavor to develop.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Cooking time:

Diet type: Vegetarian

Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat, Reduced carbohydrate

Number of servings (yield): 6

Culinary tradition: Spanish

Entire recipe makes 6 servings
Serving size is ¼ cup
Each serving = 2 Points

PER SERVING: 88 calories; 5 g fat; 2 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 2 g fiber

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