Monday, August 23

Tomato and Olive Tapenade Bruschetta

Last week, when we went to our landlord's for swimming and dinner, she made this wonderful bruschetta.  I didn't get the official recipe from her, however I went off what she told me was in it and this is what I came up with.  And just so you all know, I made it the following night because it was so amazing.  In fact, I might even make it again tonight.  It's that good.  

First, I made some french bread baguettes using Lucy's Crusty French Bread recipe (I shaped mine into three skinny baguette sized loafs).  Sourdough bread would probably be even better, but that requires starter and when you are craving bruschetta, you don't want to wait that long.

I sliced the baguettes into slices and then toasted them under a low broiler for about five minutes.  Watch it close though, as they will go from nicely toasted to charred in no time flat.  Don't ask me how I know....

And now, without further ado, the star of the show....

Tomato and Olive Tapenade Bruschetta

1/2 cup black olives, finely chopped
1/2 cup green olives, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 large tomatoes, chopped (garden fresh would be best, if not, store bought work too--that's what I used)
1-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste

Fresh basil, chiffonade
Parmesan Cheese, grated

In a mixing bowl, gently toss black and green olives, garlic, and tomatoes.  Add olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.

Spoon generous amounts of olive and tomato mixture on toasted baguette slices.  Sprinkle liberally with fresh basil and Parmesan cheese.  Enjoy! 

This recipe is linked to:

Beauty and Bedlam's Tasty Tuesday
Blessed With Grace Tempt My Tummy Tuesday
Grocery Cart Challenge Recipe Swap

Two For Tuesdays Recipe Swap 
Life As Mom Ultimate Recipe Swap


Couscous & Consciousness said...

That looks gorgeous - love the mixture of the olives with the tomatoes, and full marks for making your own bruschetta.

Bonnie said...

This sounds so light and refreshing. The perfect starter for a meal. I think I could eat "a lot" of these.

Butterpoweredbike said...

What a gorgeous picture, it looks so tempting! Thank you for sharing this with Two for Tuesday. I bet it would be fabulous atop any number of dishes! I've still got a zillion summer squash around, and I bet it would liven them up nicely.

Christy said...

Starting with homemade baguettes and ending with lovely olive/tomato tapenade you made an amazing bruschetta! Thanks for linking this to Two for Tuesdays!

the clark clan said...

Jackay!!!! Thanks so much for linking up to the two for tuesday recipe blog hop! Seriously, tampenade is one of my ALL time favorite savories! I buy it at trader joes and never EVEN thought to make my own--DUH! lol--awesome! :) Alex@amoderatelife

Alison @ Hospitality Haven said...

Mmm...that looks fabulous!!

girlichef said...

Oh yes! These are sooo gorgeous. Sit me down in front of a plate of these beauties and a bottle of wine...and that's all she wrote! Thanks so muc for sharing them with Two for Tuesdays this week! =)

DORCAS said...

This is on my list to do. This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing

Arnold said...

This looks wonderful. A great idea for a starter or even a light meal on the weekend. Thanks.

Jenn said...

That looks and sounds way yummy! Forgot to mention the other day, that your landlord sounds wonderful and I'm glad for you all that you have a great relationship! :o)

Alison said...

This looks so fresh and delicous!!
~Prairie Story of Alison Zulyniak

Lisa said...

Yum! This looks so good! I also LOVE black olives : )

April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

It sure does look good!

zentmrs said...

Delicious!! I need to make this. Maybe right now! ;-)

Lois/Jim said...

The olive tapenade recipe is delicious! Thanks!

Barb @ A Life in Balance said...

I tried this for my family birthday party this weekend, and everyone loved it! A friend of mine gave me some late season tomatoes - boy did they taste good!


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