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Grilled Crostini With Olive Tapenade

Prep time 10 mins
Grill time 6 mins
Yield Makes 8 appetizer servings
Your guests will love this Grilled Crostini with Olive Tapenade recipe. Grill the bread slices early the day of the gathering. Cool and store in tightly sealed zip-top plastic bags.

Ingredients

  • 1 (12-ounce) French bread baguette
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (7-ounce) container olive tapenade
  • 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • Garnish: green onion strips
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions

How to Make It

  1. Slice bread into 24 (1/2-inch-thick) slices, discarding ends.

  2. Whisk together olive oil and next 3 ingredients. Brush evenly on one cut side of each bread slice.

  3. Grill bread slices over medium heat (300° to 350°) 2 to 3 minutes on each side.

  4. Stir together olive tapenade and parsley; garnish, if desired. Place green onion slices in a small bowl. Serve tapenade and green onions with bread.

  5. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Cantaré Olive Tapénade, which can be found in the deli section of large supermarkets.