Date, Almond, Chocolate Tapenade

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This is a luscious, grainy tapenade wonderful spread on ginger snaps, whole grain crostini or crackers or as a topping on chicken or pork

Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 12-15

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Dietary guidance: v v g d 

Tags: appetizer · spread · tapenade ·

Ingredients

1 cup pitted Medjool dates, cut in half
1/2 cup unsalted, raw almonds
2 tbl Dark Chocolate Balsamic
2 Tbl Lemon Olive Oil
1 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
4 Tbl water

Method

Put dates, almonds, balsamic, oil and lemon juice in a food processor. Mix until ingredients start to blend, then add water 1 tablespoon at a time until blended, but still thick. It should like a coarse paste.
This makes about 1 cup, so servings depend on how you use it.
Modifications:
Fig balsamic and unflavored, fruity olive oil
Pomegranate balsamic and Orange Olive Oil

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