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Mixed Olive Crostini

 Mixed Olive Crostini
“These little toasts are pretty and irresistible—they’re always a big hit. Even though they look like you fussed, the ingredients are probably in your pantry.” —Laurie LaClair, North Richland Hills, Texas
24 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 1 can (4-1/4 ounces) chopped ripe olives
  • 1/2 cup pimiento-stuffed olives, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 French bread baguette (10-1/2 ounces)


  • In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients; stir in
  • mozzarella cheese and parsley. Cut baguette into 24 slices; place on
  • an ungreased baking sheet. Spread with olive mixture.
  • Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes or until edges are
  • lightly browned and cheese is melted. Yield: 2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 appetizer equals 102 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 221 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.