Easy and Tasty Appetizer
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon Botticelli Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided
1 tablespoon capers, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1 teaspoon lemon zest
½ teaspoon onion powder, divided
¼ teaspoon salt, divided
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 French baguette, cut into 32 slices (¼” thick)
6 ounces sliced smoked salmon, cut into 32 pieces
• Make the topping. Combine 1 tablespoon olive oil, capers, parsley, lemon zest, ¼ teaspoon onion powder and 1/8 teaspoon salt in small bowl. Mix well and set aside.
• Toast the bread slices. Preheat oven to 350°. Mix remaining 1/3 cup olive oil with remaining ¼ teaspoon onion powder, remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt, and black pepper in small bowl. Arrange bread slices on a baking sheet; brush each with olive oil mixture. Bake 5 to 7 minutes,
or until bread is slightly golden on edges. Remove from oven.
• Assemble the crostini. Evenly divide sliced salmon among toasted bread slices, then garnish each slice with caper-parsley mixture. Drizzle with extra olive oil before serving