Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Easy Pesto Bruschetta

Do you have guests coming over soon? Do you want to wow them with a fun appetizer? Are you a mess in the kitchen? If you answered yes to these three questions, then this recipe is for you! No cooking experience required for these babies! Just slice, stack and bake!

1 French baguette (sliced in 1 inch pieces)
2 vine ripe tomatoes
1 package of mozzarella cheese in water
Olive oil
1 jar of pesto (If you would like to make your own pesto, click here for our recipe)
Chopped basil

Kitchen Essentials:
Cutting board
Baking sheet

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Slice the French baguette in 1/2 inch slices. Slice the tomatoes into small cubes and slice the fresh mozzarella into thin strips.

Assemble the bruschetta by laying the baguette pieces on the baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and spread about 1/4 teaspoon of pesto on each piece of bread. Top with some fresh tomatoes and a slice of mozzarella cheese. Place in the oven and bake for 10 to 15 minutes until the bread is nice and crunchy and the mozzarella has melted. Garnish with chopped basil.


  1. Yum, bruschetta is such a great, classic appetizer! I love how it's easy and tastes great...especially in the summertime with garden fresh ingredients :) Great idea to add a dollop of pesto too!

  2. This looks delicious and sounds so easy! Thanks for sharing, I'll have to remember for my next visitors!

  3. I love bruschetta. It's such a great appetizer and makes for an easy lunch as well. Looks really delicious and so simple.

  4. looks simple and easy to make- loved the fast n quick starter!

  5. Absolutely classic and a sure crowd pleaser!

  6. Love it! This is one of my favorite things to have during the summer time with fresh basil and tomatoes!

  7. You guys did it! It looks amazing, and I can almost smell deliciousness:D

  8. Thanks guys... Hope you like our version of what bruschetta should be! How can you go wrong with a little pesto and fresh mozzarella !

  9. Mmm, I love bruschetta...and pesto...and anything that has "easy" in the title. :)

  10. this looks great! I bet it tastes much better when you make your pesto from scratch. When I make my mozarella, tomato, basil and bread appetizer. I top it with my best discovery ever balsamic glaze.


  11. I wish I had some of those now... they look delicious!:D

  12. Yes please. Right now. They would be perfect with my wine :)

  13. I just have to say again how beautiful that looks! Yummy!


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