Elly in Canada's Note:
A French style tapenade which can be prepared several days in advance and refrigerated. A fantastic appetizer when spread on a toasted baguette slice or an English muffin and topped with cheese.
My Private Note
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- 2/3 cup dried fig, chopped
- 3 tablespoons water
- 3 tablespoons kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
- 4 whole wheat English muffins, split and toasted (or 1/4 inch -thick slices of a baguette)
- 1 cup goat cheese, crumbled
- fresh thyme sprig (to garnish)
- 1Note: I have prepared this appetizer several times using small pieces of brie or crumbled Gorgonzola to replace the goat cheese. Sweet and tangy flavours blend well.
- 2Combine figs and water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook 5 minutes, stirring often until liquid is absorbed, place fig mixture into a small bowl.
- 3Stir in olives, vinegar, oil, thyme and pepper, set aside.
- 4Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- 5Top each toasted muffin half with cheese and 1 tablespoon of fig tapenade.
- 6Place muffin halves on a foil-lined baking sheet.
- 7Bake for 15 minutes or until cheese melts.
- 8Cut each baked muffin in half or quarters for bite-sized pieces.
- 9If you use baguette slices, arrange on a baking sheet, broil until lightly toasted on one side only; then spread untoasted side with tapenade and top with cheese.
- 10Garnish with thyme sprigs. Serve and enjoy!
- 11On the day of the party, assemble the "mini pizzas" up to an hour in advance, cover and leave at room temperature until ready to bake.
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Nutritional Facts for Fig Tapenade
Serving Size: 1 (28 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 106.7
- Calories from Fat 15
- Total Fat 1.7 g
- Saturated Fat 0.2 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 239.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 21.5 g
- Dietary Fiber 3.5 g
- Sugars 8.6 g
- Protein 3.3 g
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