Fancy & Refined Pork Rind Tapenade: Keto Edition

Fance & Refined Pork Rind Tapenade with Keto Bread

August 02, 2023 3 min read

We've all had that moment: you're at a swanky party, someone passes a tray of something you can't quite pronounce, and one bite later you're swept up in an existential crisis. "Why," you ponder, "have I been settling for basic guac all my life?" That, dear reader, is how I stumbled upon the ethereal delight of a well-made tapenade.

But what if we took the elegance of tapenade and added a twist? A decadent, pinky-in-the-air twist. Intrigued? You should be. Welcome to your culinary awakening - the Fancy & Refined Pork Rind Tapenade: Keto Edition.

The Centerpiece of our Recipe: What is Tapenade?

Ah, tapenade - that Mediterranean gem as timeless as the olive trees themselves. Originally hailing from the sun-drenched region of Provence (that's in France), tapenade traditionally comprises capers (whose Provençal name 'tapenas' lends the spread its name), olives, and olive oil. It's a finely chopped dance of flavors that will transport you straight to a sun-soaked seaside terrace.

But the charm of tapenade lies in its adaptability. Purists may clutch their pearls, but we're in the era of fusion foods, and this Fancy & Refined Pork Rind Tapenade is the culinary renegade we didn't know we needed.

The Unlikely Star Ingredient: Pork Rinds

Pork rinds, those crispy bites of bacon-y perfection, aren't just for dive bars and swap meets anymore. No, they're making their way to the hors d'oeuvres table with the grace of a ballet-dancing piggy. We're using Southern Recipe Small Batch pork rinds, the top tier of pork rind nobility, because we're boujee like that.

The Supporting Cast: Other Ingredients

In this tapenade, pork rinds share the stage with an array of supporting stars - parsley, olive oil, capers, pine nuts, and more. Even sardines get their moment in the spotlight! All contribute their unique flavors and textures, creating a tapenade that's a pork-rind centered opus of taste.

The Healthy Twist: Keto Bread

Now, how are we delivering this upper-crust tapenade to our eager taste buds? With keto bread, of course. It's low-carb, high-fiber, and has a come-hither look that's hard to resist. Not into the keto lifestyle? Fear not, this tapenade won't judge - choose your favorite keto bread or cracker. Heck, you can even make your own bread! It's all about the spread, after all.

The Step-by-Step Process: Assembling the Tapenade

Making this tapenade is as simple as 1, 2, 3 - literally. First, we're soaking our pork rinds in red wine vinegar because, well, it's a party. Then, we throw everything into a food processor and pulse until smooth. Voila! Your tapenade is ready to be slathered generously on toasted keto bread.

Serving and Pairing Suggestions

This Fancy & Refined Pork Rind Tapenade is your ticket to becoming the talk of the town. Serve it at a dinner party, a picnic, or even a Netflix binge session. Pair it with a crisp white wine or a bold red - heck, try it with a beer! Remember, tapenade leftovers are like a second date, always more relaxed but just as tasty.

Fancy & Refined Pork Rind Tapenade Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes (for real!)


  • 1/3 cup of Southern Recipe Small Batch Pork Rinds, any flavor, crushed
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup fresh parsley or kale, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 1 tbsp pine nuts
  • 10 green olives, pitted
  • 3 sardines
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 hard-boiled egg yolk
  • 3 pinches each of salt and black pepper
  • 6-8 slices keto bread, cut and toasted


  1. In a small bowl, stir together the pork rinds and red wine vinegar. Set aside.
  2. In a large food processor, pulse all of the ingredients together until smooth.
  3. Spread a thick layer of the tapenade over toasted pieces of keto bread or on top of your favorite Southern Recipe Small Batch pork rind flavor!


There you have it, a tapenade that's traditional yet bold, simple yet sophisticated. Who knew the humble pork rind could lead such a glamourous life? So, step out of your comfort zone, embrace the porcine, and give this unique recipe a whirl. Don't forget to share your tapenade tales on our accompanying YouTube video - the good, the bad, the deliciously ugly. Stay tuned for more culinary adventures. And remember, in the world of food fusion, anything is possible with pork rinds.