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The Ultimate Oscar Party Appetizer (Recipe)

The Ultimate Oscar Party Appetizer (Recipe)

Crostinis are the perfect Oscar’s appetizer. Simple, delicious, and, yes, a little fancy, this crostini recipe calls for a flavorful mix of artichokes and olives.

Artichoke, Olive & Parmesan Crostini.


  • 24 1/4-inch thick slices of baguette
  • 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 14 ounces marinated artichoke hearts, rinsed and chopped
  • 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 ounces shaved parmesan

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Brush both sides of each slice of bread with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Bake until bread is golden brown, turn slices over, and bake until the other side is golden brown, about 10 minutes.
2. While the bread is baking, place artichokes, olives, parsley, and 3 tablespoons olive oil in a small bowl. Toss to coat, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Top each slice of bread with the artichoke-olive mixture, garnish with parmesan, and serve.

Recipe Credit: Real Simple.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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2:34AM PDT on Mar 13, 2014

Thank you :)

4:53PM PDT on Mar 12, 2014


4:52PM PDT on Mar 12, 2014

Wow, that sounds fancy

11:34AM PDT on Mar 11, 2014

I love greek olives.

11:25PM PST on Mar 7, 2014

Thank you for posting.

1:29PM PST on Mar 5, 2014

2 Tbs olive oil each side of each slice of bread??

3:40AM PST on Mar 3, 2014

Yummy thanks.

2:51AM PST on Mar 3, 2014

Thank you

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