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Orange-scented Golden Raisin Tapenade

By Angela Buchanan, Honorable Mention - Appetizers/Snacks Category - 2007 Wise Choices Recipe Contest
The perfect party appetizer with a zesty citrus note and California Raisins.
  • Yields 16 appetizers
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    INGREDIENTS

    • 1 cup California golden raisins
    • 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives
    • 2 tablespoons capers
    • 1/2 cup fresh parsley
    • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
    • 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
    • 2 tablespoons grated orange zest
    • 16 crostini or toatsed baguette slices
    • 1/2 cup soft goat cheese
    • 16 strips orange zest; for garnish

    PROCEDURE

    In food processor, pulse raisins, olives, capers, parsley, olive oil, orange juice and grated orange zest together until coarse paste.

    To serve, spread about 1/2 tablespoon of soft goat cheese on crostini and mound 1 tablespoon of raisin mixture on top. Garnish with strips of orange zest.

    Nutrition Facts Per Serving

    Calories 170 (45% from fat); Total Fat 9g (sat 3g, mono 5g, poly 1g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 5mg; Protein 4g; Carbohydrate 19g; (Dietary Fiber 2g; Sugars 15g; ); Iron 1mg; Sodium 340mg; Calcium 41mg; Potassium 196mg

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