Unexpected Guests!

On the one hand I love when friends stop by unexpectedly. However, it can be frustrating if you have nothing to serve. If you keep just a few ingredients on hand and you will always have a delicious appetizer. I keep Kalamata Olives and Sun-dried Tomatoes on hand. I also always have some kind of cracker or veggie on hand, so I can make this great dip, a tapenade.

What ingredients do you keep on hand for last minute visitors? Send me your ingredients and I’ll see what I can come up with.

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Olive & Sun-Dried Tomato Tapenade

Keep all these ingredients on hand and you will always have something to serve drop in guests.
Course: Beginnings
Cuisine: International
Keyword: olives, sundried tomatoes


  • A food Processor or Blender


  • 4 oz. Pitted Kalamata Olives
  • 2 oz. Sun-dried Tomatoes. packed in oil
  • 2 Lg. Garlic Cloves


  • Place all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor or a high power blender.
    Pulse until desired consistency. I like it with a little texture but smooth is good.
    Serve with toasted crostini, crackers or crudite.

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