August 3, 2015
Though you’ve probably tried tapenade as a savory appetizer, this French olive spread, made with anchovies and capers, is even better in this gluten-free tart. Juicy roasted cherry tomatoes only enhance the flavor.
Yield: One 4 x 13-inch tart
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
2 cups almond flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon thyme leaves
2 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup Kalamata or black olives, pitted
3 tablespoons capers, drained
One 2-ounce can anchovy fillets in olive oil
1 clove garlic
2 tablespoons thyme leaves
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for brushing
1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes
Special equipment: tart pans
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
To make the crust, place almond flour, salt, and thyme in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse to combine. Add in garlic and pulse again. Pour in olive oil and egg and process until dough comes together and forms a ball.
Press dough into a tart pan. Place in oven to blind bake crust 7 minutes.
Meanwhile, place olives, capers, anchovies, garlic, thyme, cumin, coriander, and red pepper flakes in the bowl of a food processor and process to combine to form paste. Drizzle in olive oil and process until fairly smooth.
Remove tart from oven, spread in tapenade, and cover top with whole cherry tomatoes. Brush tops of tomatoes with olive oil. Place tart in oven to bake for 30 to 40 minutes until crust in golden and tomatoes are slightly blistered. Let cool in tart pans before removing from tin.
Photo credit: Paul Delmont
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