Cranberry Olive Tapenade


I have been wanting to share this recipe for Cranberry Olive Tapenade ever since I made it at a Christmas party several years ago, but I kept forgetting to take photos of it! Finally, this year I had the perfect opportunity to write about it, when I received a sample of Triscuit’s new Nutmeg & Cinnamon flavour crackers. I knew this tapenade would be a great way to showcase this festive cracker flavour.

I adapted this tapenade recipe from an Allrecipes version of Fig and Olive Tapenade. I substituted cranberries in place of the figs, used fresh rosemary instead of dried, and chose pecans rather than walnuts. I also left out the cayenne pepper and thyme.

This is such a fantastic Christmas appetizer, because what is more “Christmassy” than cranberries with nutmeg and cinnamon? I love the combination of sweet and savoury, along with tart balsamic vinegar and fragrant rosemary. The presentation is very elegant, so it would be nice for a classy grown-up Christmas party. My kids weren’t thrilled with the tapenade, I think mainly because of the olives. They’re definitely an acquired taste, but the kids did gobble up the Triscuits! Triscuits have always been a favourite cracker in our house, and everyone loved the new nutmeg and cinnamon flavour.

Triscuit Canada gave me a lovely basket of the new Triscuits and beautiful photo props, which I used in these photographs. I love them!! I think the little cheese platter is my new favourite thing.


If you’d like to win a Triscuit Starter Kit, please enter the form below. It contains a few boxes of the new Nutmeg and Cinnamon flavour, and some original favourites as well. Contest runs until DECEMBER 30 2017. Good luck!

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Welcome! I’m Megan.

My kids like to whine, especially when it comes to the food they eat, but that doesn’t stop me from trying to make tasty and healthy meals for them. Follow along as I share family-friendly recipes and reviews from my picky family members, who I lovingly call “The Whine Critics.” Read More…

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