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California Tapenade Toast

California Tapenade Toast
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  • 1 cup Sliced California Ripe Olives
  • 1/2 cup Chopped canned artichoke hearts, drained
  • 1/3 cup chopped basil
  • 3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Capers, drained
  • 1 tsp. Chopped orange zest
  • 18 (1/2-inch thick) slices French bread baguette (sliced diagonally)
  • 4 oz. crumbled goat cheese



1 Reserve 2 tablespoons of California Ripe Olives in a small bowl for garnish. In the bowl of a food processor, combine remaining California Ripe Olives, artichoke hearts, 1/4 cup of basil, olive oil, capers and orange zest. Pulse until coarsely pureed.

2 Set aside. Grill baguette slices over medium-low heat for 2-3 minutes until lightly browned on one side.

3 Remove toasts from grill and spread California Ripe Olive mixture on toasted side of each piece.

4 Top with goat cheese, return to grill (cheese side up), cover and cook for 1-2 more minutes until cheese is melted and bottom side is toasted.

5 Transfer to serving plate and garnish with remaining California Ripe Olives and basil.

Source: California Olive

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