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Crostini with Green Olive Tapenade Recipe-744

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This easy-to-make dish is great as an appetizer or snack.

Yield: Makes 12–16 crostini
Prep time: 10 Mins


  • 2/3 cup pitted green olives
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • Grated zest of ½ lemon
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 4 basil leaves
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 baguette slices, toasted
  • 6 yellow or red cherry tomatoes, roasted, to garnish (optional)


1. Puree the olives, garlic, lemon zest, oil, and basil into a food processor. Season with pepper.

2. Spread the tapenade over the baguette slices. Garnish each one with a roasted cherry tomato half (if using).


Good with pre-dinner drinks, and especially Champagne.

© 2008 Dorling Kindersley

Note from Cookstr's Editors

Nutritional information is based on 16 servings, 1 crostini each.


Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

84kcal (4%)
15mg (1%)
1mg (2%)
4mcg RAE (0%)
0mg (0%)
244mg (10%)
0g (2%)
2g (3%)
1mg (5%)

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