Crostini with Green Olive Tapenade
This easy-to-make dish is great as an appetizer or snack.
Good with pre-dinner drinks, and especially Champagne.
Preparation Time10 min
Preparation Time - Text10 mins
Total Timeunder 15 minutes
OccasionCocktail Party, Family Get-together
Recipe Coursecold appetizer
Dietary Considerationcold appetizer
Taste and Texturesalty, tangy
Type of Dishcanape/crostini
- 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)
Puree the olives, garlic, lemon zest, oil, and basil into a food processor. Season with pepper.
Spread the tapenade over the baguette slices. Garnish each one with a roasted cherry tomato half (if using).
2008 Dorling Kindersley