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Lemon Manchego Toasts with Green Olive Tapenade

These lemon manchego toasts make a great party appetizer, and they're easy to make too!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 383kcal
Author: Sarah


  • 1 cup Spanish green olives
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • zest of 1 lemon (plus more for garnish)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 baguette (sliced)
  • 2-3 tablespoons softened butter
  • 1 ½ cups grated Manchego cheese (you can also substitute parmesan, asiago, whatever you want)
  • fresh black pepper


  • Rinse the olives and place them in a food processor along with the capers, garlic, lemon zest, sugar, and olive oil. Pulse for about 2 minutes, until smooth.
  • Spread one side of each slice of bread with a thin layer of butter and place onto a sheet pan. Toast lightly under the broiler (set to low), for about 1-2 minutes. Flip over and toast for another minute.
  • Spread tapenade onto each toast (the unbuttered side) and sprinkle with cheese. Broil until cheese is melted. Garnish the toasts with plenty of lemon zest and cracked black pepper.


Calories: 383kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 848mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 360IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 346mg | Iron: 1mg