Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner
Yield
24 servings (serving size: 3 crostini and 1 tablespoon tapenade)

Sun-Dried Tomato Tapenade with Crostini takes about 30 minutes to prepare and can be made up to two days in advance. Store the tapenade, covered, in the refrigerator, and garnish with parsley immediately before serving. Store toasted and cooled bread slices in an airtight container.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine boiling water and sun-dried tomatoes; cover and let stand 15 minutes or until soft. Drain tomatoes in a colander over a bowl, reserving 3/4 cup liquid. Combine tomatoes, reserved liquid, olives, basil, lemon juice, and garlic in a blender or food processor; process until smooth. Place tomato mixture in a small bowl; stir in oil. Cover and chill.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 3

Place half of bread slices on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Lightly coat bread slices with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 4 minutes. Turn bread slices over; lightly coat with cooking spray. Bake an additional 4 minutes. Repeat with remaining bread slices. Cool completely.

Step 4

Garnish tapenade with parsley, if desired; serve with crostini.

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