Olive Bruschetta

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cooking Time

10 minutes

Servings

12

Ingredients

2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

3 cloves fresh garlic, pressed or minced

1/2 yellow onion, minced

2 cans PEARLS Chopped Black Olives

1 tsp balsamic vinegar

1/2 cup pine nuts

1 baguette, cut into 1/2 inch thick slices

2 Tbsp olive oil for brushing, in a small bowl

1 Tbsp fresh basil, minced (optional)

1 tub cream cheese

1 jar sliced roasted red peppers, drained

Cooking Instructions

Preheat oven to 400°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Lightly brush one side of each bread slice with olive oil. Arrange on the baking sheet and bake until golden and crispy (6-10 minutes).

While the bread is crisping, combine the oil, garlic, onion and chopped olives in a large sauté pan. Cook over medium heat until fragrant and soft. Stir in the balsamic vinegar, simmer a few more minutes. Stir in the pine nuts. Set aside.

Remove bread from the oven, and let cool until easy to handle. Spread a layer of cream cheese on each slice, and then spoon olive mixture on top. Top with minced basil and a few pepper strips.