Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Recipe: Olive and Nut Tartines

Are you looking for an easy but elegant appetizer? Look no further than Laura Calder’s recipe for olive and nut tartines, a salty and satisfying snack. Sounds tasty!

The Canadian chef is a connoisseur of French cuisine. As the host of Food Network’s "French Food at Home" (and author of a cookbook of the same name), she makes French food easy and accessible for the everyday cook. Laura’s tasty tartine takes the frou-frou fanciness out of the traditional French dish, but packs on the flavor. Here's the recipe below:


Olive and Nut Tartines by Laura Calder

What You'll Need:
2 cups black or green olives, pitted
Zest of 1 lemon
1/2 cup chopped pistachios or toasted almonds (we opted for almonds)
1 baguette
Olive oil

What You'll Do:

STEP 1: Pit and chop olives finely and set aside in a bowl.

STEP 2: Zest one lemon (or to taste), and add zest to chopped olives.

STEP 3: Stir in enough olive oil to bind olives and lemon zest into a spreadable paste.

STEP 4: Chop almonds and toast over medium-high heat (or use store-bought toasted almonds).

STEP 5: Cut baguette into thin slices (at an angle). Lay on ungreased baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil over bread slices. Toast for 7-10 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove from oven and let cool.

STEP 6: Spoon olive spread onto baguette slices, and top with a sprinkling of chopped almonds.

Disclosure: I did not receive any products nor was paid for this post. I was provided info from the PR firm to share. Thanks to A Bullseye View. Any expressed opinions are my own and personal thoughts. No other compensation was given.

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