Crostini with Olive Paste – Traditional Italian Recipe

These mini delicious crostini with olive paste can be your ideal breakfast, late night dinner, or snack. Simple, easy, and tasty – what more could you wish for! Here is the recipe:

Crostini with Olive Paste - Traditional Italian Recipe

Servings 4


  • 200 grams/ 7 oz. black olives, stoned
  • 3 anchovy fillets in oil
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 12 small slices Tuscan white bread or ciabatta
  • 12 fresh basil leaves
  • Salt
  • Cayenne pepper



  • Coarsely chop the olives and anchovy fillets, then puree them together with the capers and as much oil as is needed to make a thick paste. Season to taste with salt and cayenne pepper.
  • Toast the bread on both sides under a grill or in the oven until golden brown.
  • Spread each slice with olive paste and garnish with a basil leaf.

Buon Appetito!

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