Tenade Tapenade Crostini

20 min

Intermediate

18 servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 10-12 ounces Tonnino Tuna with garlic in olive oil (1.5-2 jars)
  • 2 teaspoons anchovy paste
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley, plus extra for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 ½ teaspoons finely chopped garlic (1-2 cloves)
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra for brushing on the bread
  • 1/3 cup Italian mascarpone
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 36 slices of crusty French bread, cut diagonally

PREPARATION
To prepare the tapenade: Drain all but one tablespoon olive oil from the jar of Tonnino Tuna and then drain into the food processor container.
Add the anchovy paste, thyme, parsley, lemon peel and garlic and pulse several times. Add the lemon juice, 3 tablespoons olive oil and mascarpone and process until almost smooth.
Add the olives, capers and salt and pepper and pulse to mix.
Transfer the mixture into a container, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

To prepare the crostini: Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 375° F. Brush one side of the bread lightly with olive oil. Arrange the bread on a baking pan and bake for 6-8 minutes. Allow to cool slightly.

Assembly: Spread the tapenade on each toast, sprinkle with parsley and serve.

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