Pickled Beetroot Tapenade (Vegan, V, GF)

Olive tapenade is my 1st love! (it’s partly due to my addiction to salt but I choose not to acknowledge that) This dip was made for me, really. I wasn’t sure if it was going to work at the time but I just had the craving and some SERIOUSLY amazing kalamata olives in the fringe…straight from the deli.YUM.

This recipe is a great combination of clean flavour’s and is a nice change from the predictable ‘creamy olive dip’…my nemesis. I would serve this with homemade pita chips: simply bake pita breads that have been brushed with olive oil, diced parsley and grated parsley until hard. Then break into mouth sized chips ❤ Serve as trilogy alongside Carrot Hummus and Bean+ Feta dip.

You’ll need:

350g pickled beetroot*
150g walnuts, toasted (use warm, straight from the pan)
1/2 cup of de-seeded olives, kalamata and green (or a variety)
rocket, small handful
parsley, small handful chopped
balsamic vinegar
ground black pepper and a pinch of salt
Cobram Estate extra virgin olive oil

Simple as:

1. In your food processor place beetroot, walnuts, olives, rocket, parsley, pinch of pepper, 2 tbs vinegar and 2tbs of extra virgin olive oil. BLITZ. Adding a fine stream of olive oil until the dip is smoothing out…remember this is a tapenade so a bit of chunk is geewwddd.

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2. TASTE TEST. I would recommend some more parsley, depending on your taste, and even a dash more olive oil and balsamic. Unlikely are you to need salt, but hey I won’t be holding you back…go for whatever taste good to you. If your worried that it’s all feeling a bit mashed together (beetroot is a stubborn root vegetable sometimes) or the flavours aren’t marrying (so to speak) I can recommend another 1/4 cup of toasted walnuts or even a spritz of lemon juice.

3. Serve ❤

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* pickling beetroot is very simple and there are heaps of easy recipe out there, I do mine by memory (just a splash of vinegar and whatever herbs are handy), but using roasted beetroot will work for this recipe just as well xx

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