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It probably doesn’t get much more Mediterranean than this. If you have seen enough of my posts, you already know how much I am into dips and spreads, especially the savory ones. They are great to have ready in the kitchen so you can spread them over your toast, or just plain bury your face in them. I’m not the one to judge.

Olives and artichokes were meant to be together but what really binds them is a good olive oil and a good spice mixture. Specifically, the za’atar which is made with thyme, sumac and sesame seeds to name a few. It is not generally available everywhere so it may be a bit of an issue to locate. I made my mental note to mix my own next time. Here is my tapenade recipe:

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