Ever have a craving for a can of olives? No? Me either. To be honest, I find myself being pretty finicky about olives in general. My general rule is 1. green only, or 2. an exception for our botija olives, only because of their amazing texture and crazy awesome nutritional profile. I digress. While shopping for groceries the other day, I felt like getting a little bit out of my comfort zone, so I grabbed a small can of pitted black olives, with only water and salt added.
Why are olives so great for us?
They're a great source of Vitamin E, copper, and calcium. You can read more about their nutritional profile, here. Vitamin E is great for healthy skin, nail, eyes, and immunity. So, if you want luscious locks, long nails, and radiant skin? Just grab the olives ;)
Right after that random olive purchase, we got our first shipment of Simple Mills Almond Flour Crackers which meant it was game time. I pulled out my trusty little Ninja food processor and whipped up the most simple delicious black olive tapenade that I could have imagined.
- 3.8 oz (Drained weight) black olives
- 2-4 cloves of garlic (I'm typically fighting off vampires with my garlic intake, so needless to say I went with four.)
- 2 tbsp olive oil or avocado oil
- pinch of Real Salt
- juice of half a lemon
-handful of fresh basil
Combine everything in a food processor and blend until chopped and combined.
Spoon into a dish and serve!
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