Green Olive and Walnut Crostini

recipe
This chunky, nutty green-olive topping was inspired by tapenade, the Provençal black-olive spread.

Yield:

MAKES 16 CROSTINI

Recipe from

Food & Wine

Ingredients

1/2 cup walnut pieces (2 ounces)
1/4 pound Picholine or other green olives, pitted and finely chopped (1/2 cup)
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 anchovy fillets, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 baguette, sliced 1/2 inch thick and toasted
3/4 cup soft goat cheese (6 ounces)

Preparation

1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Spread the walnuts in a pie plate and bake for about 10 minutes, or until lightly browned. Let cool, then finely chop.

2. In a medium bowl, mix the olives, walnuts, olive oil, anchovies and garlic.

3. Spread each slice of toasted baguette with 2 teaspoons of the goat cheese and top with 1 tablespoon of the olive mixture. Arrange the crostini on a platter and serve.

Note:

Marcia Kiesel,

Food & Wine

March 2003
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