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Olive tapenade toasts

Olive tapenade toasts

It’s much cheaper and simpler to make your own tapenade and great for making leftover bread something more interesting.

You need a food processor or if you don’t have that, you could use a pestle and mortar or the end of a rolling pin and bowl for the crushing of the olives. Other tapenade combinations such as sundried tomato and goat’s cheese would also work well.

This will keep in the fridge and can be added to pasta or used to enrich casseroles.
By Caroline Marson
Serves 24
Prep/Cook time: 10 minutes
An open jar of olive tapenade next to a knife on two pieces of toasted bread

Ingredients

For the tapenade

100g olives, stones removed
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 lemon, zest only
1 tbsp capers, rinsed and drained (optional)
2 anchovies

For the toast

4 slices of leftover bread
Frozen bread works well too. Defrost at room temperature.
2 medium tomatoes, finely chopped
Ground black pepper
2 tbsp olive oil

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Recipe

  1. For the tapenade; place all the tapenade ingredients (olives, garlic, lemon zest, olive oil, anchovies and optional capers) into a small food processor and blend until almost smooth. Place into a small bowl.

  2. For the toast; brush each side of bread with olive oil and grill or toast until golden brown. Cut into small squares or rectangles, or cut into small circles using a round cutter.

  3. Spread the tapenade over each piece of bread and top with a chopped tomato or halved olive, season with black pepper.

Make the most of your leftovers
Store in
Jar with film of olive oil
Time
Up to 3 weeks
Where to store
Fridge
Reheat
N/A

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