Unsalted Tuscan bread is unsalted because in Tuscany we love food that has a lot of flavor and the tapenade is the perfect example of a condiment that has a true kick to it. This is something my mom always made for Summer parties. She used to cure barrels of her own olives and I was in charge of pitting, peeling and chopping piles of them for the tapenade. Earthy, pungent, salty and delicious, this is the perfect Summer appetizer.
Prep Time: 10 mins/ Serves: 4-6
Mash the anchovies with garlic in a mortar and pestle. Mix in the olive oil, lemon juice, parsley, and capers.
If desired, serve tapenade on toasted bread rubbed with raw garlic, a drizzle of olive oil, and a slice of beautiful heirloom tomato.