Maryse's French Tapenade

For 30 people
Preparation time : 15 minutes
To be prepared at list 12 hours ahead

Ingredients & utensil :

  • 2 cans of green or black pitted olives

  • 1 shallot

  • 1 handful of fresh basil

  • 1 very small can of tuna in water

  • 1 small can of anchovies in olive oil

  • pepper from the mill

  • 2 garlic cloves

  • a few chive stems

  • a dash of extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 pinch of Espelette chili (optional)

  • a blender or Thermomix

Preparation :

Drain the olives, peel the shallot, the garlic and rinse the basil leaves. Put in a blender or in a Thermomix. Drain the anchovies and the tuna, add to the preparation and mix again. Add the peppers. Mix again and add a dash of olive oil mix and store in a nice serving bowl in the refrigerator at least 12 hours. Serve with carrot and cucumber sticks, thin toasts as well. This tapenade may be kept for up to 3 weeks in a small dish covered  with olive oil with a lid on for a better storage.