Black magic toast with orange pepper salsa


  • Prep Time8 mins
  • Total Time8 mins
  • Makes25 rounds
*PLUS Baking Time: 8 minutes
Black magic toast with orange pepper salsa

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  • 2 orange bell peppers, finely chopped

  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced

  • 1/3 cup shredded fresh basil

  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 1/2 baguette, sliced into thin rounds

  • 1/2 227-g container tapenade


  • Preheat oven to 400F (200C). Place peppers, onions and basil in a medium bowl. Drizzle with vinegar and oil. Toss to evenly coat. Place baguette rounds on a baking sheet. Toast in oven until edges are golden, 4 minutes per side. If making ahead, cool, then store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days. To serve, spread rounds with tapenade, then spoon salsa overtop.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 33, Protein 0.7g, Carbohydrates 3.5g, Fat 2g, Fibre 0.4g, Sodium 138mg.

This is a Halloween take on bruschetta. Black olive tapenade, a store-bought thick olive paste, is spread on crunchy toast and contrasts strikingly with a vibrant orange pepper salsa.