Grilled Peasant Bread with Olive Butter

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 8 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 3 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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4 tablespoons softened unsalted butter

2 tablespoons black olive spread, such as Tapenade

1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil leaves (about 6)

l loaf crusty country-style bread

1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Salt and freshly ground pepper

1 large clove garlic


  1. Make butter: In a bowl combine all ingredients. 
  2. Cut bread into 1/2 to 1-inch thick slices. Brush both sides of bread with oil, season with salt and pepper and transfer to a heated grill. Grill each side of the bread for 1 to 2 minutes, or until lightly toasted and grill marked. Rub bread with the garlic clove. While bread is still hot spread with some of the butter. Transfer to a serving dish.