Sourdough Bread With Olives & Goat Cheese

Sourdough Bread With Olives & Goat Cheese

This appetizer though easy is very gourmet with the use of several interesting ingredients.

20 min.prep time 20 min.total time
4 servings
000 Ratings

Ingredients

2 tablespoons chopped shallots or onion
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves*
1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
4 (1/2-inch) slices round French bread
3 Roma tomatoes, each cut into 4 slices
1/4 cup Chèvre cheese (soft white goat cheese)**
2 tablespoons pitted, chopped kalamata olives
Salt
Coarsely ground pepper

Directions

Heat broiler. Meanwhile, melt butter in 8-inch skillet until sizzling; stir in shallots, thyme and garlic. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until shallots are tender (1 to 2 minutes).

Place bread slices on broiler pan. Broil 5 to 6 inches from heat until toasted (2 to 3 minutes). Turn; spoon butter mixture on each bread slice. Top each bread slice with 2 slices tomato. Dollop each with about 1 tablespoon goat cheese; sprinkle with 1 1/2 teaspoons olives. Season with salt and pepper. Continue broiling until cheese softens and edges of bread begin to brown (1 to 3 minutes).

*Substitute 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves.

**Substitute 1/4 cup cream cheese, softened, plus 1 teaspoon lemon juice.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 230

Fat: 14g

Cholesterol: 38mg

Sodium: 460mg

Carbohydrates: 21g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 5g

Recipe #7038B©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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