This warm Garlic and Olive Crostini recipe will sure to be a hit at any get-together. They can be made in a snap and will be gone before you know it. You might want to make two batches. For more family-friendly recipes try these.
Serve Olive Crostini Hot or Cold
I am always needing a quick recipe that delights the crowd at a family get together or group gathering. I like to have a few things that are warm and some that are cold.
You get both with these Mezzetta Olives. They are beautiful in your favorite bowl with some basil garnish and they can be made into a recipe like the one I am sharing today. Plus there are several flavors to choose from, so you can change up your appetizers.
One of my favorite memories growing up at the holidays was decorating my fingers with olives. I am sure most kids did this, and I think it is what makes kids grow to love olives so much.
I can hear my dad talk about it every year as I got older, saying “who was it that put olives on their fingers every year?” Of course, probably my sister and I both did it.
Mezzetta has been Family owned since 1935, the fourth generation of Mezzetta family is continuing the commitment to bring their customers the highest quality foods available. They source the finest fresh produce from the sun-drenched soils of California, Italy, Spain, France, and Greece and prepare them according to their Italian family recipes at their state-of-the-art production facility in the Napa Valley.
Garlic and Olive Crostini Recipe
Garlic Olive Crostini
- 1 baguette of french bread sliced
- 1 cup of Ricotta Cheese
- 1 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1 Jar Mezzetta Garlic Stuffed Olives
- 1 TB lemon juice
- Several Basil Leaves Sliced
- Slice Bread in one inch pieces.
- Mix Ricotta with Parmesan, lemon salt and pepper.
- Place bread flat on a pan and broil for 2 minutes until golden crisp on the edges.
- Spread about 2 tablespoons of mixture onto each piece of bread and top with sliced olives, Parmesan cheese and salt and pepper to taste along with thinly sliced fresh basil.