So far I've lost 7 pounds. I know,....thrilled!! It isn't easy but I've been trying a lot of new things to get flavour without fat and calories. This tapenade has great zing and no oil, perfect to trim back calories but add big taste.
Start with a half a jar of roasted red peppers (I used the sliced kind which holds a lot more than the one with the whole pieces and drained it), add 5 cloves of garlic (you can pare this back if you're not as big a garlic fan as I am) and lots of black pepper.
Throw in 20 green olives and 2 Tablespoons of capers.
At this point you can add fresh herbs (parsley, dill, chives, basil would all work well), some lemon zest, maybe some dried chillies. I wouldn't add salt to it though as the rest of the ingredients are all pretty salty on their own. Give it a whirl (I used the attachment on my immersion blender).
And that's it. Makes about 12 tablespoons and if you're a weight watchers point fan, about 0.25 points per Tablespoon (old points). I added this to my egg white omelette this morning, to a baby potato/artichoke saute last night and to sardine pasta for lunch today. Can you say addicted? :)
(By the way, the battery on my camera pooped out right as I was making this so I used my iphone camera. I think I need to buy a new camera because I can't tell the difference in photo quality. Any suggestions by people who love their cameras?)
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This is my kind of recipe, Terry! I love zing! This is exactly what I would have on the side with eggs. I like the sound of your baby potato/artichoke saute- do you have a recipe for that one, too?
Way to go on dropping some pounds- that's fantastic! Ever since I turned 40 the weight just doesn't move like it used to. Very frustrating.
I think I found a couple of those pounds you lost. I'd be more than happy to return them. :o)
Congrats on your success so far.
This recipe makes me think of Spanish food. Ah, the pleasure of tapas. Yum!
I've got a 7 year old point and shoot, so I'm no help in the camera department.
This looks yummy I love capers!
Roasted peppers really are miraculous that way - so much flavor, and so few calories. 7 pounds is very impressive! Good for you. Keep it up!
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