The John Oliver Sandwich

  • Serves

    makes 1 Sandwich


The New York City restaurant Penelope serves a cult-favorite sandwich called the John Oliver: fresh goat cheese and a generous serving of kalamata olive tapenade together on (yes, really) toasted cranberry walnut bread. It's an uncanny pairing: sweet, nutty, briny, and creamy all at once.


  • 2 (1/2"-thick) slices cranberry-walnut bread
  • 2 tbsp. goat cheese, softened
  • 2 tbsp. kalamata olive tapenade


Step 1

Toast the bread until golden and warm. Spread one slice of bread with goat cheese, the other with olive tapenade, and sandwich both pieces together.

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