Roasted Red Pepper Olive Tapenade and Mozzarella on Toast

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.


Photo Credit: Christine Dutton

Mediterranean Diet Recipes: Red Pepper Tapenade with Mozzarella on Toast

Roasted Red Pepper Olive Tapenade and Mozzarella on Toast

Christine Dutton
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 335 kcal


  • 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. capers
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Aleppo pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder, preferably roasted
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 cup roasted red peppers
  • 2 tbsp. chopped cilantro
  • 6 pieces sourdough bread, toasted
  • 1 pound fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced


  • 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.


Calories: 335kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 18gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 1048mgPotassium: 142mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1066IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 407mgIron: 1mg
Have you tried this recipe? Tell us about it!Click here to rate this recipe in the comments section below.
About the Author: Christine Dutton
Christine is the Wellness Manager with Mediterranean Living. She is passionate about wellness, fitness and food. Basically, she runs to eat! You can find her in the kitchen, experimenting with recipes or in the great outdoors on a long training run. She has a long-time love for Asian and Mediterranean cuisine and she particularly loves cooking with vegetables. She considers making vegetable carpacios to be a hobby. You can count on her to do too early stalking of farm fields in Hadley for local asparagus and waiting with baited breath for the Mountain View CSA and Golonka Farm Stand to open for the summer season. She loves supporting the local food economy through her service with the River Valley Market board of directors in Northampton, MA.

One Comment

  1. Lib April 9, 2018 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    Great recipe. Substituted green and black olives for Kalamata and it was still great.

Leave A Comment

Recipe Rating

Mediterranean Living

Our Newsletter

Get seasonal recipe ideas as well as special offers on our online programs, live webinars and video releases. Sent once a week.