New Year’s Party Bites VI

VI.  Cannellini Bean Tapenade w/ Black Pepper Soda Cracker


  • 1-14 ounce can of Cannellini Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (the fruiter the better)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • pinch of ground dried rosemary, thyme and oregano (chop fine, then mill with the side of a knife using kosher salt for milling agent on a board, or mortar/pestal)
  • White Bean Tapenade with Black Pepper Soda Crackers ~ also wonderful on White Fish as a topping

    White Bean Tapenade with Black Pepper Soda Crackers ~ also wonderful on White Fish as a topping

    1/2 teaspoon finely ground fresh black pepper

  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice (squeeze of half a lemon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed fresh garlic paste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped Calmata olives
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green olives
  • 1 tablespoon diced rinsed baby capers
  • a bit of fresh chopped flat leaf parsley and sweet basil (optional)


  1. Run drained, rinsed beans in a food processor with olive oil, seasonings, garlic, lemon juice and lemon zest until mashed but not without texture.
  2. Add olives and capers and pulse twice to distribute .
  3. Stir in parsley and basil if desired.
  4. Serve with Black Pepper Soda Crackers (recipe follows) or crostini (see garlic tomato crostini).

Black Pepper Soda Cracker

  • 2 stack packs premium soda crackers
  • 1/4 cup light olive oil
  • 1/2 cup freshly ground coarse black pepper
  1. Lay crackers out in a single layer on a cookie sheet.
  2. Lightly brush tops with light olive oil
  3. Sprinkle black pepper over tops
  4. Bake in a preheated 375°f oven for 3 to 5 minutes.  Watch carefully and DO NOT ALLOW TO BURN OR OVER-BROWN!    Cool completely before moving them to a serving plate.

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