Fig and Olive Tapenade

Fig and Olive Tapenade


  • 1 cup chopped dried figs
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 Tbsp J. Olive Co. Garlic Olive Oil 
  • 2 Tbsp J. Olive Co. Fig Balsamic
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • cup chopped Kalamata olives
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cup chopped toasted walnuts
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese


  1. Combine figs and water in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, and cook until tender, and liquid has reduced. Remove from heat, and stir in the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, rosemary, thyme, and cayenne. Add olives and garlic, and mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover, and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight to allow flavors to blend.

  2. Unwrap cream cheese block, and place on a serving platter. Spoon tapenade over cheese, and sprinkle with walnuts. Serve with slices of French bread or crackers.

Notes: To toast walnuts, heat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place nuts in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, or until lightly browned and fragrant.

Original recipe and image found at All Recipes