Black Olive and Rosemary Focaccia


A wonderful tasting change from pizza or a great side dish to any meal. Full of flavor and delicious.

Prep Time:
50 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins
1 focaccia


Focaccia Dough

  • 1 cup warm water (100 to 110 degrees)

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • 1 (.25 ounce) envelope rapid rise yeast

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • ¼ cup minced fresh rosemary

  • 2 ¾ cups bread flour or all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup pitted black olives


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 large roma (plum) tomatoes, sliced

  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic

  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary

  • Salt and pepper

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese


  1. Stir together the water, sugar, and yeast until dissolved, allow to stand for 5 minutes. Stir in 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1/4 cup rosemary, flour, and salt until a dough forms. Turn onto a lightly floured surface, and knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Gently knead in the black olives during the last few minutes of kneading. Place into a lightly oiled bowl, cover with a towel, and let rise in a warm place until almost doubled in bulk, about 30 minutes.

  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet, or sprinkle liberally with corn meal.

  3. Deflate dough, and press into prepared baking sheet. Brush dough with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Toss sliced tomatoes, and garlic with remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil. Season with 2 tablespoons minced rosemary, salt, and pepper. Arrange the tomato slices over the dough in an even layer. Sprinkle with grated cheese.

  4. Bake in preheated oven until puffed and golden brown; 15 to 20 minutes. Cut into squares and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

117 Calories
11g Fat
3g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 117
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 447mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 71mg 5%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 79mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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