Pesto-Tomato Toast

The basil, garlic, pine nuts and Parmesan in the pesto pack a powerhouse of flavor into this easy cheesy appetizer.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 18 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

6
slices French bread, 1 inch thick
1/3
cup basil pesto
1
small tomato, seeded and chopped (1/2 cup)
1/2
cup shredded mozzarella cheese (2 ounces)

  • 1 Heat oven to 375ºF. Place bread on ungreased cookie sheet. Spread with pesto. Top with tomato. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • 2 Bake about 8 minutes or until hot and cheese is melted.

Expert Tips

Genoa is the birthplace of the classic Italian basil pesto recipe. Today, a variety of pestos are available, made with different herbs, nuts and interesting ingredients.

Leftover pesto? Refrigerate it up to 5 days, or freeze it up to 1 month.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
165
(
Calories from Fat
90 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10 g
10 %
(Saturated Fat
3 g,
3 %
),
Cholesterol
5 mg
5 %;
Sodium
320 mg
320 %;
Total Carbohydrate
14 g
14 %
(Dietary Fiber
1 g
1 %
),
Protein
6 g
6 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
14%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.