Tapenade with GiNiT Thyme
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Tapenade with GiNiT Thyme

Tapenade is such an incredible food item for those who love olives, and the variations are as diverse as people who make it. When we prepared the Tapenade with GiNiT Thyme, we really enjoyed how the thyme and juniper worked subtly together. This combination gives a full bodied flavour, while enhancing the olives. This is one item you want in your mezze / meze platter.

Tapenade with GiNiT Thyme

Tapenade with GiNiT Thyme

Makes 1  bowl
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Servings 1 Bowl


  • 200 g pitted black olives – drained and rinsed in cool water to remove excess salt
  • 1 medium clove garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice – or more to taste
  • 2 tsp GiNiT Thyme


  • After draining the brine off olives, rinse well in cool water to remove excess salt and drain.  Place olives and other ingredients into a blender or food processor and pulse until the olives are cut into small pieces, or smooth – personal preference prevails.


Serving Suggestion:
Tapenade – such a beautiful accompaniment. It is great as a dip on a mezze platter, over baked potatoes with a spoon of sour cream / thick yoghurt or anywhere you need the rich saltiness of olives.
Tapenade traditionally makes use of capers and anchovies.  In all the years we have made tapenade, we have not ever harmed a caper or an anchovy in the making thereof. 🙂 Often times, rosemary is also included in tapenade, but due to our GiNiT Spices containing juniper, which has similar piney notes, we omit the rosemary from our tapenade.
Keyword GiNiT Thyme
GiNiT Thyme

GiNiT Thyme is a beautiful harmony between the dry and slightly minty note of Thyme, added to the flavour profile of a traditional Gin & Tonic. Try it on butternut, chicken, or in tomato based dishes… or let your imagination run wild.

If you have tried the other variants, but not the GiNiT Thyme, you can find a bottle in our online shop…

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