Plum Trees, and Cannellini – Artichoke- Olive Tapenade

The plum tree that borders our driveway is so bountiful it boggles the mind.  The branches are so laden with the delicious free-stone purple plums, that they hang low and many fruits fall off due to sheer weight!  We’ve happily supplied friends and family with armfuls.  I hope to make some plum jam and a GF, dairy free tart.

Plums -farm

In celebration of my daughter’s 27th, we have a family party at the Farm on Saturday. We made food for 25 people, and I will share some of our recipes with you.

The first is the Cannellini-Artichoke-Kalamata Olive Tapenade, which is high in fiber, low in fat and full of vitamins and antioxidants.  You can make this ahead as it keeps well in the refrigerator for 4 – 5 days.  It can be served as a tapenade or dip.  Spread on gluten free crackers, bread or serve with crudites.

Cannellini – Artichoke – Olive Tapenade

  • 1-15oz. can organic Cannellini Beans
  • 1/2 c. Kalamata olives
  • 1/2 c. marinated Artichoke Heats (no preservatives!)
  • 5 Tbs. organic chopped Parsley, I prefer flat leaf
  • 2 Tbs. extra virgin Olive Oil  + 2 Tbs. for top
  • Zest of 1/2 organic Lemon
  • 1 Tbs. organic Lemon juice
  • Sea Salt, Black Pepper and Red Crushed Pepper to taste

Place all ingredients in food processor holding back 2 Tbs. of the parsley for topping,  and pulse until well chopped but not totally smooth.  You want some texture.

Place tapenade in a non-metallic bowl, and decorate with the remaining 2 Tbs. of parsley and 2 Tbs. olive oil.

Cannellini - Artichoke - Olive dip

 ~ To Your Health!





10 thoughts on “Plum Trees, and Cannellini – Artichoke- Olive Tapenade

  1. What a lovely scene you painted! Nothing quite compares a beautiful fruit tree in its full bloom, does it.? Happy birthday to your daughter and wow, a big dinner at the farm sound entirely too lovely.

    1. Thank you for your kind comment, and welcome! It is certainly a gift to be surrounded by fruiting trees. They emanate such sweetness that it instantly elicits a sense of joy and communion. Cheers!

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