Add some excitement to your Mediterranean Diet recipes with the addition of roasted red pepper and kalamata olive tapenade with sliced mozzarella on toast. This is a versatile dish that can be served as an appetizer, a side, or even as a light lunch. Drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil and voila! You have a delicious side or anytime snack.
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Roasted Red Pepper Olive Tapenade and Mozzarella on Toast
Place kalamata olives, olive oil, lemon juice, capers, cumin, Aleppo pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, cardamom and pepper in food processor. Process until ingredients are chopped finely, but not pureed. Place olive mix in a bowl.
Add roasted red peppers to food processor and process until chopped. Add cilantro and process until finely chopped. Mix roasted red pepper mix in with olive mix.
Cut toasted bread slices in half and layer each piece of toast with sliced mozzarella then add a large dollop of tapenade. Serve immediately.