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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.

Recipe by Cooking Light December 2000


Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Recipe Summary

24 servings (serving size: 3 crostini and 1 tablespoon tapenade)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • Preheat oven to 350°.

  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

77 calories; calories from fat 19%; fat 1.6g; saturated fat 0.3g; mono fat 0.9g; poly fat 0.4g; protein 2.5g; carbohydrates 13.6g; fiber 1.3g; iron 1.1mg; sodium 239mg; calcium 29mg.