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Ricotta Olive Crostini on a green napkin on a marble countertop.
Ricotta Olive Crostini
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Making a quick tapenade is the easiest way to dress up a crostini. The ricotta cheese lightens the earthy flavor of the olives and sun-dried tomatoes.
Course: Appetizers/Snacks
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Tapanade, Vegetarian, Holiday Favorites, Entertaining, party food, Great Snacks, Individual Servings, Make Ahead, Olives
Servings: 12
Calories: 116 kcal
Author: Meredith Laurence
  • 1 loaf French baguette
  • olive oil
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • ½ cup Kalamata olives pitted
  • ½ cup green olives pitted
  • 1/3 cup oil packed sundried tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
  • zest of 1 lemon
  1. Pre-heat the air fryer to 400°F.
  2. Slice the baguette on the bias into ½-inch slices. Generously brush one side of the bread slices with olive oil and season with salt and fresh ground black pepper.
  3. In batches, place baguette slices, oil side up and air fry for 3 minutes until toasted and lightly browned. (Alternately, toast the crostini in a 350ºF oven for 10 to 12 minutes.)
  4. Combine the Kalamata olives, green olives, sundried tomatoes, capers, and juice of a half of a lemon in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. Stir in a drizzle of olive oil and season with fresh ground black pepper.
  5. Whisk together the ricotta cheese, lemon zest, juice of the other half of lemon and fresh chopped sage until light and fluffy.
  6. To assemble: Spread the whipped ricotta on the crostini and top with the olive and sundried tomato tapenade. Garnish with a small leaf of sage.

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Nutrition Facts
Ricotta Olive Crostini
Amount Per Serving
Calories 116 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 347mg14%
Potassium 92mg3%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 175IU4%
Vitamin C 3.1mg4%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.