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Olive and Fennel Crostini

  • SERVINGS: MAKES 4 DOZEN
  • BASIC-EASY
  • FAST
  • MAKE-AHEAD
  • VEGETARIAN

  1. 1/2 pound oil-cured black olives, pitted (1 3/4 cups)
  2. 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  3. 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  4. 1 1/2 teaspoons fennel seeds
  5. 1/2 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  6. Salt
  7. 1 baguette, sliced 1/2 inch thick and toasted
  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.