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Green Olive, Goat Cheese and Basil Crostini

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 5 -6
Author: Hip Foodie Mom

Ingredients

  • 1/2 baguette sliced 1/2 inch thick and toasted
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil + more if needed split
  • Picholine Manzanilla or other green olives, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • Black kalamata olives chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2- 1 teaspoon crushed garlic use however much you want
  • 3/4 cup soft goat cheese 6 ounces; soft goat cheese if preferred so it's easily spreadable but a little chunky works too (whatever you can find at the store and prefer)
  • about 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar + more if needed
  • 1/2 cup basil; torn for garnish

Instructions

  • To prepare the toasted baguette: Heat 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pan on the stove over medium-high heat and place baguette pieces there. Toast until bread becomes golden brown; flip and toast both sides until crunchy.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the chopped olives, olive oil and garlic
  • Assemble: Spread each slice of toasted baguette with 2 teaspoons of the goat cheese, top with 1 tablespoon of the olive mixture, splash some balsamic vinegar over each one and top with the torn basil. Arrange the crostini on a platter and serve!