Cheesy Olive Crostini
  • 1 baguette focaccia or crusty bread
  • 1 cup Ricotta Cheese
  • 2 teaspoons garlic (I use Gourmet Gardens)
  • 1 cup micro-planed Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ cup sliced ripe California Black Olives (I used Early California Olives)
  • ½ cup sliced ripe California Green Olives (I used Early California Olives)
  • 6 fresh basil leaves thinly sliced
  1. Slice baguette on a diagonal in one inch pieces.
  2. Mix Ricotta with Parmesan, garlic, lemon salt and pepper.
  3. Heat in microwave just till slightly warm 10-15 seconds. (to take the chill of the cheese and release the garlic flavor into the cheese, not hot or it will become thin)
  4. Place pieces of bread flat on a try and broil for 2 minutes or until golden and lightly crisp on the edges.
  5. Spread about 2 tablespoons of mixture onto each piece of bread and to with olives, additional parmesan cheese and salt and pepper to taste along with thinly sliced fresh basil.
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