Olive Crostini

These Olive Crostini make a perfect EASY party appetizer! Sliced baguette topped with olive, garlic, cheese spread, and toasted in the oven.

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: Makes approximately 24 toasts

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup black olives, pitted
  • 1/2 cup green olives with pimientos
  • 2 medium cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Monterey jack cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 baguette

Method

1 Make olive mixture: Chop the olives in a food processor. Transfer to medium bowl. With machine running, drop garlic through the feed tube of the food processor and mince.

Add Parmesan, butter, and olive oil, and process into a paste. Add butter mixture to bowl with olives. Fold in jack cheese and parsley.

2 Cut baguette into thin slices and spread each slice generously with olive mixture.

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3 Broil: Cook under broiler until bubbly and lightly browned - about 2 minutes.

Serve right out of oven. Helps to make olive mixture in advance and spread right before you put in the oven.