Roasted Red Pepper and Olive Tapas

Enjoy this famous Spanish appetizer that’s made by serving roasted red pepper and olives over bread - ready in just 25 minutes.

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

2
teaspoons olive oil
1
medium onion, coarsely chopped
1
(7.25-oz.) jar roasted red bell peppers, drained, coarsely chopped
1/2
cup coarsely chopped pitted kalamata olives
1
tablespoon balsamic vinegar
16
(1/2-inch-thick) slices baguette-style French bread

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  • 1 Heat oil in small skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion; cook and stir 3 minutes. Add roasted peppers, olives and vinegar; mix well. Cook and stir 3 to 4 minutes or until onion is soft and liquid is evaporated. Remove from heat.
  • 2 Place bread slices on ungreased cookie sheet. Broil 4 to 6 inches from heat for 4 to 6 minutes or until lightly toasted on both sides, turning once.
  • 3 To serve, spread pepper mixture on toasted bread slices. Serve immediately.
  • 1 Heat oil in small skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion; cook and stir 3 minutes. Add roasted peppers, olives and vinegar; mix well. Cook and stir 3 to 4 minutes or until onion is soft and liquid is evaporated. Remove from heat.
  • 2 Place bread slices on ungreased cookie sheet. Broil 4 to 6 inches from heat for 4 to 6 minutes or until lightly toasted on both sides, turning once.
  • 3 To serve, spread pepper mixture on toasted bread slices. Serve immediately.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Vegetables can be cut up in advance and placed in food storage plastic bags. Refrigerate them for up to one day. Before storing the onion wedges, rinse them in cold water and dry them on paper towels; this should remove their harsh taste.

Tapas are popular Spanish appetizers traditionally served with sherry or cocktails. These appetizers originated when bartenders started the practice of using slices of bread or cheese as covers, or tapas, to keep flies out of wine glasses. Customers began to expect a bite to eat with their drinks, and the tapas became more elaborate. Tapas bars and cafes feature olives, cheese, meats, pickles, cold omelets, stuffed peppers and tiny sandwiches, all served in small amounts.

Sprinkle these tapas with crumbled goat cheese. Then garnish them with chopped fresh Italian parsley or rosemary leaves.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
80
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
230mg
230%;
Total Carbohydrate
10g
10%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
40%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.