Olive and Fennel Crostini

  • Servings: MAKES 4 DOZEN

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  • 1/2 pound oil-cured black olives, pitted (1 3/4 cups)
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fennel seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  • Salt
  • 1 baguette, sliced 1/2 inch thick and toasted

How to make this recipe

  1. In a food processor, combine the olives with the orange juice, olive oil, fennel seeds and orange zest and process to a coarse paste. Scrape into a bowl and season with salt. Spread each toast with 1 teaspoon of pesto and serve.

Make Ahead

The pesto can be refrigerated for up to 2 days.

Contributed By Published October 2000

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