Olive Tapenade Bruschetta

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Olive Tapenade Bruschetta is a delicious appetizer that can be made quickly and will surely be a hit at your house party. Make it using my easy recipe.

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Olive tapenade bruschetta served on a plate.
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About Olive Tapenade Bruschetta

Olive Tapenade Bruschetta is a quick and easy appetizer. It consists of sourdough bread topped with fresh tomatoes, basil, and olive tapenade.

This appetizer comes together quickly if the olive tapenade is already ready. You can prep the components in advance and assemble the bruschetta just before you are ready to serve it.

Serve it as an appetizer for your house parties or get-together or as a side dish with pasta, soup, or risotto.

Ingredients

Olive tapenade bruschetta ingredients 1
Olive tapenade bruschetta ingredients 2

Sourdough bread is the best for making bruschetta. It has a lovely taste and texture and holds its shape well when topped with wet ingredients.

You can also use ciabatta bread.

Olive Tapenade – I make Olive Tapenade at home but you can buy a jar too.

Tomatoes – Use regular red and juicy tomatoes or cherry tomatoes.

Apple Cider Vinegar adds a nice tang You can replace it with red wine vinegar, or white wine vinegar.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Use a good quality one.

Basil – Use fresh basil leaves for the best flavor.

Others – You will also need salt, black pepper powder, garlic, and freshly squeezed lemon juice.

How To Make Olive Tapenade Bruschetta

Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C).

Mix 1 teaspoon minced garlic and ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil in a bowl.

Olive oil and garlic mixed in a bowl.

Slice a loaf of sourdough bread at an angle into ½-inch thick slices.

Cutting sour dough into slices.

Arrange the slices on a large baking sheet in a single layer.

Slices arranged on a baking tray.

Brush with garlic and extra virgin olive oil and garlic mixture.

Brushed with oil.

Keep the tray in the middle rack of the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes or until the bread is toasted and crispy.

While the bread is toasting, mix the following ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.

  • 2 cups of chopped tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder
Tomatoes, basil, vinegar, salt and pepper added to a bowl.
Mixed well.

Now assemble your bruschetta.

Place the toasted bread on a large serving platter.

Toasted bread.

Top with some of the tomato mixture. Add a small spoonful of olive tapenade over the tomatoes.

Garnish with chopped parsley or basil sprigs and serve immediately.

Ready olive tapenade bruschetta.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is olive tapenade bruschetta healthy?

The topping of this snack is very healthy as it is loaded with fibers, nutrients, and healthy fats from tomatoes, herbs, and olives. So, if you make sure to eat the bread in moderation, then this snack is quite healthy.

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Olive Tapenade Bruschetta Recipe

Olive Tapenade Bruschetta is a delicious appetizer that can be made in no time and is sure to be a hit at your house party.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients 

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 loaf sourdough bread
  • 2 cups finely chopped tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder
  • ½ cup olive tapenade
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Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 360℉ (180℃).
  • Stir together garlic and extra virgin olive oil in a bowl.
  • Slice a loaf of sourdough bread at an angle into ½-inch thick slices.
  • Arrange the slices on a large baking sheet in a single layer.
  • Brush with garlic and extra virgin olive oil and garlic mixture.
  • Keep the tray in the middle rack of the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes or until the bread is toasted and crispy.
  • While the bread is toasting, mix together tomatoes, lemon juice, basil, vinegar, salt, and pepper powder in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Now assemble your bruschetta.
  • Place the toasted bread on a large serving platter.
  • Top with some of the tomato mixture. Add a small spoonful of olive tapenade over the tomatoes.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley or basil sprigs and serve immediately.

Video

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Notes

Bruschetta must be assembled just before serving, however, you can make the topping and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 136kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 10g, Sodium: 587mg, Potassium: 187mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 622IU, Vitamin C: 11mg, Calcium: 11mg, Iron: 0.3mg
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