Learn how to make Olive Crostini, one of Rita's recipes for a Mediterranean diet.

Olive Crostini


  • 10-12 slices rustic whole wheat bread
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup pitted imported green or black olives
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Arrange the bread slices on a baking sheet, brush the tops with olive oil, and bake for about 6 minutes per side, until lightly toasted.
  2. Combine the olives, garlic, lemon juice, and 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a food processor and blend to form a smooth paste. Spread the mixture on the toasts.

Makes 6 servings.