Olive Focaccia

The focaccia for this appetizer bread can be made the night before and reheated.

Olive Focaccia
Prep Time:
30 mins
Rise Time:
90 mins
Cool Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 ⅓ cup warm water (105 to 115 degrees F.)

  • 1 package active dry yeast

  • 4 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 4 ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary or 1 tsp. dried rosemary, crushed

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

  • 2 teaspoon coarse sea salt or Kosher salt

  • 1 cup pitted Kalamata olives, sliced

  • 1 recipe Fresh Grape Chutney

Fresh Grape Chutney

  • 4 cup seedless red grapes

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • ½ cup onion

  • 1 teaspoon snipped fresh rosemary or 1/4 tsp. dried rosemary

  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

  • 2 tablespoon red wine vinegar


  1. In a small bowl combine the warm water, yeast, 3 tablespoons of the olive oil, and the sugar. Let stand about 5 minutes until bubbly. In a large bowl combine 4 cups of the flour, the rosemary, oregano, and 1 teaspoon of the salt. Add olives and yeast mixture to flour mixture. Stir until a dough forms. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface and knead in enough of the remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough (5 to 8 minutes total). Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl, turning once. Cover; let rise in a warm place until double (1 to 1-1/2 hours).

  2. Turn dough out onto a lightly oiled 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Press dough to fit pan. Brush dough with remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Sprinkle with remaining sea salt. Cover and let rise 30 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, prepare the Fresh Grape Chutney (recipe below).

  4. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden. Remove to wire rack; cool at least 20 minutes. Cut into squares. Serve with Fresh Grape Chutney. Makes 24 servings

Fresh Grape Chutney

  1. Place grapes in food processor bowl; process with 3 or 4 on-off turns until coarsely chopped; set aside. In a large skillet melt butter; add onion and cook until just tender. Add fresh rosemary or dried rosemary and dried oregano. Cook for 1 minute. Add chopped grapes and red wine vinegar; cook 1 to 2 minutes more or until heated through. Transfer to serving bowl. Serve using a slotted spoon. Makes 24 (2 tablespoon) servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

105 Calories
3g Fat
16g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 105
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Sodium 197mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Protein 2g
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 30mg 1%
Folate, total 44.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.