Tapenade is a luscious Provençal paste made with olives, olive oil, anchovies, capers and garlic. Traditionally it's made using a mortar and pestle, but to save time and energy you can get similar results by using a food processor.

1 clove garlic—roughly chopped
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
¾ cup pitted black olives
1 tablespoon capers
2 anchovy fillets
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

PLACE all ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until smooth.

Serving ideas: Tapenade can be used to season grilled fish or chicken; it's delicious spread on sliced baguette and topped with chopped tomatoes; or simply serve it with crackers or crusty bread and vegetable crudités for dipping.