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Olive Tapenade Potato Bites

Olive tapenade potato bites
Olive Tapenade Potato Bites


If you’re looking for a hearty holiday appetizer that will please a crowd, this is it! Chef Billy Parisi tops fresh mini potatoes with a delicious Olive Tapenade made from Heinen’s olives for the perfect bite-size Hors d’oeuvre.

For the potatoes:

2 pounds baby potatoes

3 tablespoons olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

¼ cup chopped fresh dill

For the feta spread:

½ cup crème Fraiche

juice of ½ lemon

¼ cup crumbled feta cheese

For the tapenade:

1 cup Heinen’s olives

10-12 cloves of roasted garlic

1 tablespoon of capers

3 tablespoons olive oil


1. Preheat the oven to 425°.


2. Add the potatoes, olive oil and salt and pepper to a bowl and mix until combined.

3. Transfer the potatoes to a cookie sheet tray lined with parchment paper and bake at 425° for 30 minutes. Set aside.


4. Add all of the ingredients to a small bowl and mix until combined. Set aside.


5. Add all of the ingredients to a food processor and process on high speed until it becomes thick like a paste. Set aside.

To Plate:

6. Slice the ends of the potatoes to stand them up straight and then make a slice in the top.

7. Using both fingers push the slice together like a baked potato. Top off with feta spread and olive tapenade.

8. Garnish with chopped dill and serve extra toppings on the side.

By Chef Billy Parisi
Chef Billy Parisi is a culinary school grad who spent 15 years in the restaurant industry as a line cook, sous chef and executive chef. Now he develops, photographs and films simple and delicious recipes that will make everyone feel like a chef in their own kitchen.

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