Goat Cheese and Tapenade Crostini

Simple homemade tapenade pairs perfectly with goat cheese.


  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Pull apart bread halves and then slice crosswise into mini rustic crostini rectangles. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Spread on baking sheets and bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown and crisp.
  3. For tapenade, place olives, 1/2 cup olive oil, vinegar, garlic, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes into food processor. Blend in short bursts until mixture comes together but there are still small chunks of olive.
  4. To assemble: spread a thin layer of goat cheese on each crostini and top with about a teaspoon of tapenade mixture. 
  5. Serve at room temperature.

Recipe courtesy of Chef Kates,
ALDI Test Kitchen


2 packages L'oven Fresh Center Split Deli Rolls

3/4 cup Carlini Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided

1/2 teaspoon Stonemill Essentials Iodized Salt, plus additional to taste

1/4 teaspoon Stonemill Essentials Ground Black Pepper, plus additional to taste

1 can Tuscan Garden Large Pitted Ripe Olives, drained

1 can Tuscan Garden Stuffed Spanish Olives, drained

1/4 cup Priano Balsamic Vinegar*

2 cloves fresh garlic, minced

1/4 teaspoon Stonemill Essentials Crushed Red Pepper

2 4-ounce Specially Selected Goat Cheese Logs

*These are Special Buy items that are only in stores for a limited time and may no longer be available.

Prep Time:
15 minutes

Cook Time:
12 minutes

Total Time:
27 minutes

50 crostini