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Crostini with Lentil and Green Olive Salad
© Beatriz Da Costa

Crostini with Lentil and Green Olive Salad

  • SERVINGS: 6 to 8 servings
  1. 1/2 pound lentils, preferably from Abruzzi, rinsed and picked over
  2. 1 small onion
  3. 1 garlic clove
  4. 1 bay leaf
  5. 1/2 dried red chile
  6. 1/2 pound green olives, pitted and coarsely chopped
  7. 1 large celery rib, thinly sliced
  8. 1 large shallot, minced
  9. 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  10. 1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  11. Salt and freshly ground pepper
  12. 24 small thin slices crusty country bread
  13. 1 small fresh red chile, very thinly sliced lengthwise
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°. In a medium saucepan, generously cover the lentils with water. Add the onion, garlic, bay leaf and dried chile and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook over low heat until the lentils are tender, about 30 minutes. Drain the lentils, reserving 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid; discard the bay leaf and chile.
  2. In a medium bowl, mash 1 cup of the lentils with a potato masher, then stir in the remaining lentils. Add the olives, celery, shallot, 1/4 cup of olive oil and the vinegar. Season with salt and pepper and stir in the reserved 1/4 cup of cooking liquid.
  3. Arrange the bread slices on a cookie sheet and bake for about 8 minutes or until thoroughly crisp. Drizzle the crostini with olive oil and generously spoon the lentil salad on top. Garnish the crostini with slivers of red chile and serve.
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