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Olive Tapenade and Goat Cheese Crostini

Tapenade is a mixture of chopped green or black olives, salt, and olive oil, often sold in jars. To make your own, chop pitted olives, and add salt and olive oil to bind the mixture.

  • Servings: 12
Olive Tapenade and Goat Cheese Crostini

Source: Holiday Party Foods 2003, Special Issue 2003


  • 3/4 cup green- or black-olive tapenade
  • 3 tablespoons fresh thyme, leaves, plus sprigs for garnish
  • 5 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts, (1 1/4 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup dried currants
  • 5 ounces soft goat cheese
  • Crostini


  1. In a small bowl, combine tapenade, thyme leaves, walnuts, and currants. Spread 1 to 2 teaspoons goat cheese onto each crostini. Place 1 to 2 teaspoons olive mixture on top, and garnish each with thyme tips. Serve.

Reviews (2)

  • LongtimeMarthaFan 18 May, 2012

    This recipie was a hit at my book club. the flavors really worked well together.

  • MikeSee 23 Dec, 2007

    This is my go-to appetizer! Everyone always loves it and it's super quick.

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