Comic Strip Mushroom Olive Crostini

Martha Price


About 15 years ago a local newspaper had a food section feature entitled "Cheap Thrills Cuisine", in which a recipe was published in comic strip form. Each week, a complete recipe would be laid out in four or five illustrated panels - a cute idea, maybe meant to get teenagers interested in cooking.
I cut out and saved several of them and recently came across this one, and although I haven't yet tried it, it sounds not only good, but easy, too!
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5 Min


10 Min


Stove Top


2 Tbsp
olive oil
2 c
thinly sliced small mushrooms
1 Tbsp
garlic, minced
1 Tbsp
fresh rosemary, chopped
1/3 c
finely chopped black olives
1 tsp
balsamic vinegar
freshly ground pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

Warm 1 tablespoon olive oil in skillet. Add mushrooms, garlic and rosemary and saute gently until mushrooms are tender, about five minutes.
To the skillet add the chopped black olives and the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, along with the balsamic vinegar. Heat until warm; set aside.
Cut bread into 1/2 inch slices, approximately 12 slices. place slices on a baking sheet; toast one side under broiler until brown.
Rub uncut slices of bread with cut garlic clove, then top with the mushroom mixture. Season with freshly ground black pepper, and serve!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy