Olive and Mushroom Spread

Olive mushroom spread

I want to call this a tapenade, but that wouldn’t be the right term technically. A tapenade characteristically has olives, capers, anchovies and olive oil. This spread is based on Kalamata olives and mushrooms.

Slather it on toasted baguette slices for a snack, a light meal, an appetizer or a side. Its full of veggie goodness, as well as flavor.


1/2 bottle of pitted Kalamata olives, drained
1 small pack of white or crimini mushrooms
olive oil to taste
garlic powder to taste
aged white cheddar to taste (optional)
1 baguette, sliced and toasted
1 Roma tomato, sliced
coriander or parsley

Grind the ingredients in a food processor until you get desired texture (chunky, medium coarse or fine). Serve on baguette slices and garnish with the tomato and coriander or parsley.