Crostini Olivada

Crostini Olivada
This is the ideal impromptu antipasti.  It can be made in minutes and blends the wonderful flavors of the Mediterranean.
1 baguette, cut into ¼ inch slices                                         1 whole clove garlic, cut in half                                        1 six oz. jar Bella Cucina Olivada Olive Pesto                                      1 wedge Bella Cucina Preserved Lemon, diced (rinse lemon and remove pulp before chopping)                    1 Tablespoon capers                                     1Tablespoon fresh lemon juice                                        2 Tablespoons chopped Italian parsley                Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste  
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Place baguette slices on a baking sheet and bake until lightly toasted, about 8-10 minutes.
In a bowl, combine the pesto, preserved  lemon, capers,  lemon juice, 1 tablespoon parsley, salt and pepper.
Gently rub each crostini slice with the cut side of the garlic clove.  Spread the softened goat cheese on each piece, then top with the olive spread, and sprinkle with the remaining parsley for garnish.      

Buon appetito! copyright 2011 Alisa Barry

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