Smoked Oyster Tapenade

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This quick and easy Smoked Oyster Tapenade appetizer is the best way to east smoked oysters. It’s a salty, briny, and slightly smoky dip that is a great way to ease your palette into smoked oysters.

Oysters are a highly nutrient dense food. It’s right up there with organ meats when it comes to nutrient density. Canned smoked oysters are an easy way to get these nutritional powerhouses into your diet on a regular basis. However, the flavor is strong so it’s a challenging food for even the most adventurous eater.

Cutting the strong smoky flavor with a traditional tapenade recipe helps. You mostly taste the olives and other ingredients. The smoke is minimal. If you have a harder time with the texture of the smoked oysters then that is pretty well hidden. There’s no mushy-ness to this, only the chew of the olives.

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Smoked Oyster Tapenade (Paleo, AIP)
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This quick and easy Smoked Oyster Tapenade appetizer is the best way to east smoked oysters. It’s a salty, briny, and slightly smoky dip that is a great way to ease your palette into smoked oysters.
  1. Add the smoked oysters, ½ can of green olives and ½ can of black olives, parlsey and garlic to food processor.
  2. Pulse and blend until just combined.
  3. Chop the remaining olives then add them to a medium sized bowl along with the blended olives and capers. Stir to combine. Add in salt and lemon to taste.
  4. Serve with your favorite AIP crackers, cassava or plantain chips.
Make sure to use oysters that are not chemically smoked. The ingredients should read just smoked oysters nothing else. If chemicals are used, they may contain gluten or other additives so make sure to read labels.
If you’re looking for other canned smoked oysters recipes, try my AIP Smoked Oyster Dip.


About Beth Chen

Beth is mama to a beautiful boy, a self-taught cook and photographer. After becoming ill, Beth found the AIP diet and used it to help find stability in her health. She’s turned her passion for food, photography and healthy living into a blog called The purpose behind the blog was to make switching to the AIP lifestyle less intimidating and more delicious. Just because you have food restrictions, doesn’t mean that your food needs to taste like it. Besides the kitchen, her favorite place is her backyard where she chases her kiddo and is attempting to turn her black thumb green. Beth lives in San Diego with her husband and son.


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  • Lauren says

    Hello Beth! Contemplating making this smoked oyster tapenade. Curious– what brand of canned olives do you recommend that are AIP compliant? The links are to Mario Camacho Foods Pitted Snack Olives ($18 for 12 oz) and Sunfood Superfoods Organic Raw Olives- Pitted Peruvian Black Botija Olives ($18 fo 8 oz). I realize you’re not using the entire lot of olives, but it still is turning it into a $22 appetizer/snack. Fine for a party splurge, but $$ for a weekday snack. Thanks for your help!

    • Brooke says

      Just buy the olives locally… All you have to do is check ingredients to get a compliant brand, which many are. Even the ones she links as examples will be way cheaper at a store, these things sell for a lot more on Amazon.

  • Brooke says

    Great recipe!! Just used it as a guideline for a quick lunch. I love oysters straight from the can, and the olives seemed like way more than necessary, so I used less than half the amount of olives. (As written might be better for someone really squeamish about oysters.) It was still plenty olive-y. I also made this as a lunch rather than an appetizer, so it made more sense not to eat 2 cans of olives at one time. I omitted the parsley as well because I ran out. Still delicious! I ate with my fave AIP cracker substitute, Artisan Tropic plantain strips.

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