Olive Tapenade Devilled Eggs

I tried my first ever olive tapenade a few months ago–until then, I had never even heard of one, so for those of you in the same boat, a tapenade is basically a spread consisting of chopped olives or capers or anchovies with olive oil! A reader of mine also commented he uses figs in his, which would be delicious! My mother in law found a pre-made tapenade from costco, spread it on some flat bread and topped it with prosciutto, fresh buffalo mozzarella and cherry tomatoes, and we were all obsessed. I have been thinking of ways to use tapenade ever since…. in pretty much everything. 

So, since it’s easter… I thought I would make some delicious olive tapenade deviled eggs! year after year I make the same boring traditional kind…. but this year I wanted to change things up a little… and they are SO much better this way!! I garnished them with some capers and freshly chopped parsley, and they were so much prettier too! Salty and creamy, and zing-y! I think I just made that word up. You’d think after 2 years of writing about recipes I would be better at describing food!! I hope my photos can do this recipe a little more justice because it really is divine! 

Ingredients
1 dozen hard-boiled eggs
mayo
{For the tepenade} 
3 cloves crushed garlic
1 cup pitted kalamata olives
2 Tbsp capers
4 Tbsp fresh parsley
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 Tbsp olive oil
Kosher Salt
Freshly Ground black pepper

Capers and parsley for garnish {if desired}

Directions:
Add the ingredients for the tepenade to a food processor, and pulse until chopped to desired consistency.

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Peel the boiled eggs, and cut in half lengthways. Scoop out the yolks with a spoon and add them to a mixing bowl. Add enough mayo to make creamy, then stir in the tepenade. Spoon the mixture into the hole where the yolks used to be {I used a cookie scoop to make it simpler & prettier}. And garnish with capers and freshly chopped parsley. eggy eggs2 DSC04948

If you have any left-over, you can always make a tepenade egg salad sandwich too!
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What’s your favorite way to eat deviled eggs?