Purple Basil, Olive, Ricotta Crostini's will make you the talk of the town! www.cookingwithruthie.com
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Purple Basil, Olive, Ricotta Crostini's

Purple Basil, Olive, Ricotta Crostini's will make you the talk of the town, they'll be your favorite go-to appetizer!! www.cookingwithruthie.com
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 18
Calories: 0
Author: Ruthie A Knudsen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sliced olives
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh purple basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon white balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 baguette cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 2-3 tablespoon olive oil for toasting crostini's
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • sea salt to garnish

Instructions

  • Crostini's:
  • Preheat oven to high broil.
  • Slice baguette into 1/4 inch thick slices, drizzle with olive oil, broil 2 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Repeat if necessary; set aside.
  • Olive Tapenade:
  • In a mixing bowl combine olives, basil, thyme, 2 tablespoons olive oil, sea salt, and white balsamic vinegar; toss to combine.
  • When ready to serve, spread Ricotta Cheese on each crostini, top with approximately a teaspoon of olive tapenade mixture, fresh basil leaves, and a sprinkling of coarse sea salt.