Easy Vegan Castelvetrano Tapenade

Easy Vegan Castelvetrano Tapenade


A simple homemade condiment made with the star of the olive world- this Easy Vegan Castelvetrano Tapenade is delightfully salty and tastes sublime on toast, sprinkled on a salad, or spread on your favorite sandwich. 


A Salty & Savory Condiment

There is just something about olives. They’re meaty texture and their irresistible saltiness is a match made in heaven. Although all olives have their place, our personal favorite is Castelvetrano due to their mild flavor and extra firm texture. 

Even-though these delightful olives can be enjoyed as is, by incorporating them in a simple tapenade, a gourmet condiment is created and ready for your next soiree. 


Vegan Castelvetrano tapenade spread on a piece of bread on a cutting board.



  • Castelvetrano Olives Firm and meaty, these olives are a perfect base for the tapenade.
  • Capers  –  Small but mighty, capers pack a punch of flavor for this spread.
  • Garlic  – Need depth of flavor? Just add garlic.
  • Parsley  –  Fragrant parsley adds freshness to this complex sandwich addition.
  • Lemon Juice  –  Bright and tangy, lemon juice livens up the deep olive flavor.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil  –  Amazing olive oil acts as the glue that binds all of the tapenade ingredients together.


Watch: How to make Easy Vegan Castelvetrano Tapenade


FAQ & Castelvetrano Tapenade Tips:

  • How long can you keep homemade tapenade? 

    • Typically tapenade will last about 2 weeks in the refrigerator if it is stored in a covered container. Furthermore, you can also coat the top with a small amount of extra olive oil to extend the shelf life even longer. 
  • Is olive tapenade healthy? 

    • Yes! Due to the fact that it is made with minimal ingredients, tapenade is actually a low-calorie condiment that you don’t need to feel guilty about. Additionally, thanks to its robust flavor, only a small amount is often needed. 
  • Tip: Purchase pitted olives. 

    • No need to remove any pits when you purchase olives that are ready to go. 
  • Tip: Use high-quality olive oil.  

    • Quality olive oil will provide richness and depth of flavor to this simple tapenade. Believe it or not, you really can taste the difference! 


Castelvetrano tapenade ingredients in a food processor prior to pulsing


Easy and Delicious

Don’t wait any longer! Make this incredible condiment for a gourmet addition to your charcuterie board for sharing or just enjoy it all for yourself. Enjoy! 🫒

Finally, if you have made this recipe, we would love to hear what you think! Please comment down below  and be sure to rate the recipe. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Thanks so much!


Ingredients for homemade Castelvetrano tapenade  Castelvetrano tapenade ingredients in a food processor prior to pulsing

Tapenade in the food process after pulsing  Easy vegan Castelvetrano tapenade in a bowl

Castelvetrano tapenade in a bowl with olives in the background  A hand holding a piece of bread spread with easy vegan Castelvetrano tapenade


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Castelvetrano tapenade in a bowl with olives in the background

Easy Vegan Castelvetrano Tapenade

  • Author: Meatless Makeovers
  • Prep Time: 3 min.
  • Cook Time: 0 min.
  • Total Time: 3 min.
  • Yield: 12 Servings 1x
  • Category: Condiment, Appetizer
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Diet: Vegan


A simple homemade condiment that ready in minutes and only requires a handful of ingredients. This Easy Vegan Castelvetrano Tapenade is delightfully salty and sure to impress!


  • 1/2 lb Castelvetrano Olives (Drained and Pitted)
  • 2 Tbsp Capers (Drained)
  • 3 Cloves Garlic (Peeled)
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Parsley Leaves
  • 1 Lemon (Juiced)
  • 1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil


  1. In a food processor place the pitted olives, capers, 2 cloves garlic, parsley, lemon juice and olive oil. 
  2. Using the pulse function on the processor, chop until a desired consistency is obtained. We like ours a little chunky.
  3. Enjoy immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve. 
  4. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


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