Green Olive Paste on Crostinis
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Place bread rounds on a baking sheet. Using 1/4 cup of the olive oil, brush each slice with olive oil, and sprinkle lightly with salt and freshly ground pepper. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and cool completely.
Add the almonds to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until ground. Add the olives and the next 8 ingredients to the processor. Pulse until well combined. With the motor running, add the remaining 6 tablespoons of oil through the feed tube and process to a smooth paste, scraping down the sides as needed. Adjust the seasonings, to taste.
The paste can be used immediately or refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Bring olive paste to room temperature before serving.