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.

Ratings & Reviews

Exactly what I was looking for

dant83
May 21, 2015
I was trying to find a recipe to match the sun dried tomato tapenade we had at our favorite French restaurant.  I made this, and it was nearly identical.  Really great! 

yummmo's Review

yummmo
September 23, 2013
I've been making this recipe for years. It's easy and delicious. Crackers and veggies work when you don't have time to make the bread.

sheofyorbalinda's Review

angelamd79
December 17, 2010
REALLY GOOD, I USED SUN DRIED WITH OLIVE ADDED AND ADDED ANOTHER 2 TSP OIL AND JAR OF CORN CHILI TOMATOE LESS SALSA FROM TRADER JOES EXCELLANT SERVED WITH PITA AND TRISCET CRACKERS! VERY FESTIVE COLORS FOR CHRISTMAS

dant83's Review

sheofyorbalinda
January 05, 2010
This was delicious! I made it for the holidays and it was a hit! I couldn't find the bread (that's what i get for waiting until the day before Christmas to buy it!) so i used Melba Toast and it was still very good. Will def make again!

angelamd79's Review

MookieDaddy
November 21, 2009
Delicious...i added roasted garlic cloves and sprinkled low-fat feta cheese on top!