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Wheat Berry Tapenade

Tapenade. It's a classic Italian olive paste, used as a spread. The problem with most tapenades is that they have a lot of flavor but not a lot of substance. So they don't hang in your mouth very long. The addition of wheat berries solves that problem.
This recipe first appeared in Season 7 of Good Eats.
ACTIVE TIME: 15 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 15 minutes
Yield: 4 to 6 servings


  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup finely chopped pitted kalamata olives
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup fully cooked wheat berries


  • Combine the garlic, olives, salt, and mustard in a medium mixing bowl. Fold in the wheat berries. Serve with crusty bread, on a salad, or on its own.