Olive and Herb Toasts Recipe

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Tangy olives pair well with the mild fresh mozzarella for crunchy, savory appetizers that can be assembled in no time.—Laura Moran, Friendship, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 16 slices French bread (1/2 inch thick)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 16 slices
  • 1-1/2 cups Sicilian green olives, pitted and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 153 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 229mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. Place bread on an ungreased baking sheet; brush with half of the oil. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 1-2 minutes or until lightly browned.
  2. Top with cheese. Combine the olives, basil and remaining oil; spoon over bread. Broil for 2-4 minutes or until cheese is softened. Serve warm. Yield: 16 appetizers.
Originally published as Olive and Herb Toasts in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2010, p240

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