Balsamic olive tapenade with orange zest. Zippy dip or no cook sauce? Healthy and easy to make in less than 5 minutes. Gluten and dairy free. Vegan. Perfect for grilled meats or veggies. #peelwithzeal #recipe #whole30 #glutenfree #paleo #keto #olives #healthyrecipe #dairyfree #aip
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Balsamic Olive Tapenade

No cook savory topping is perfect for grilled chicken, fish or steamed vegetables. Or even with gluten free crackers as a snack.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dressing, Sauce, Snack
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Spanish
Keyword: Balsamic, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Olives
Servings: 1 cup


  • 1 cup mixed olives, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp fresh oregano, minced
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 orange, zested


  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Taste for salt, although it should not need it. Add additional red pepper, if needed.


  1. Use a mix of olives such as kalamata and green olives (pitted of course!)
  2. If you can't find fresh oregano substitute parsley
  3. AIP compliant: Omit crushed red pepper