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Friday, August 17, 2012

Pesto & Roasted Tomato Crostini



It’s Pesto time again on Vegetarian Friday!

This yummy crostini can be an elegant appetizer as guests walk in the door or a light dinner after having a large lunch.

I always adore the basil-tomato-mozzarella combination and this one hit it out of the park!


Recipe Notes:
*There aren’t any measurements in this “recipe” because you can make it to suit your needs or tastes.  If you’re making the crostini for two, you only need a few.  Love roasted tomatoes?  Add a bunch!

Pesto & Roasted Tomato Crostini

Tomatoes
Olive oil
Salt & Pepper
French bread or baguette
Pesto
Fresh mozzarella, sliced thin


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Slice the tomatoes in halves (or quarters, depending upon the size) and place on a baking sheet.  Drizzle with about 1 tablespoon of olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

Roast the tomatoes for 30-40 minutes, flipping once.  Remove from the oven and set aside.

Slice the bread at a diagonal and spread about 1 tablespoon of prepared pesto across the top of each slice of bread.  Top with slices of mozzarella cheese and place under the broiler for about 1 minute or until the cheese is melted.

Top with the roasted tomatoes and fresh basil leaves and serve.





7 comments:

  1. This is perfect. I've got tomatoes in the garden, pesto and mozzarella in the fridge and now I need to walk over to my corner bakery...YUM!

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  2. Yummmm looks so good Thanks for sharing at I Freakin did it Friday

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  3. These look FANTASTIC
    I loooooooooooove Pesto, so these are absolutely perfect for me

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  4. Oh wow! Now I'm super hungry! Thanks so much for linking this up to our weekend Wonders party. Hope to see you back on Thursday :)

    http://thethriftinessmiss.blogspot.com

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  5. Ooh yum, sounds fabulous! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

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  6. Love dishes like this! Pinned it :). Thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday.

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  7. These are super cute! I love this idea for an appetizer for a holiday gathering. Thanks for sharing. :)

    Julie

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