Pesto with Tomatoes on Bread

This classic Italian appetizer is as simple to make as it is hearty and filling.

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Pesto and Tomato Baguette Appetizer

Serves: 10-12

Ingredients:

2 cups fresh basil leaves (washed and dried)
4 large cloves garlic
1 cup walnuts
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 cup freshly grated parmesan
1/4 cup freshly grated romano
salt and pepper to taste

1 baguette
4 tomatoes

Instructions:

  1. Combine basil, garlic and walnuts in a food processor and chop well.
  2. Slowly drizzle in olive oil, keeping processor going.
  3. Once oil is combined, turn off processor and add cheeses, salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Keeps well in refrigerator for up to a week.

To make sandwiches: Cut baguette into sandwich-size pieces. Cut each piece down the center, leaving one side intact. Slather bread with pesto. Slice four tomatoes thinly and distribute between sandwiches.

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