The way to a person’s heart is normally through their stomach, but throw in an aphrodisiac and it’s a win win for everyone involved!
Tapenade is a puree that originates from Provence, France that is used as a condiment. You can’t go wrong with this one. The fig and olive swirled together are hot! The fig is known for being an ancient aphrodisiac that looks like female organs while black olives are known for increasing a woman’s sex drive. This delish tapenade is perfect for dipping and spreading on anything that you like.
Fig and Olive Tapenade
1/2 pound ripe figs
2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 cup drained pitted kalamata olives, chopped
2 teaspoons drained capers
1 teaspoon dried tarragon
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1. Rinse the figs, trim off and discard stems, and coarsely chop the figs. In a 1- to 2-quart pan over medium-high heat, combine figs, sugar, and 1 tablespoon water. Stir occasionally until mixture is boiling gently and figs turn shiny and darker, 3 to 5 minutes.
2. In a food processor or a blender, swirl fig mixture, olives, capers, tarragon, and olive oil until coarsely puréed, scraping container sides as necessary. Scrape mixture into a small bowl.
Originally posted on Modern Courtesan Magazine