Olive and Goat Cheese Bruschetta
Appetizers & Snacks
Tablespoons chopped shallots
chopped fresh thyme leaves
finely chopped fresh garlic
round French bread
each cut into 4 slices
chopped Kalamata olives
Coarsely ground pepper
Melt butter in 8- inch skillet until sizzling; stir in shallots, thyme and garlic. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until shallots are tender (1 to 2 minutes).
Place bread slices on broiler pan and broil 5 to 6 inches from heat until toasted (2 to 3 minutes); turn.
Spoon butter mixture on each bread slice. Top each bread slice with 2 tomato slices. Dollop each with about 1 Tablespoon goat cheese; sprinkle with 1 1/2 teaspoons olives. Season with salt and pepper.
Continue broiling until cheese softens and edges of bread begin to brown (1 to 3 minutes).