Fresh Mozzarella & Tomato Crostini
SLICE warmed garlic bread into 1/2 inch thick slices.
PLACE slices on baking sheet and bake until toasted (5- 6 minutes).
SPREAD Olivieri® Basil & Cheese Pesto evenly over slices.
TOP each with a slice of cheese and a slice of tomato.
SPRINKLE with basil before serving.
GRAB a slice or two for yourself before serving. They’ll go fast.
Drizzle with 1 tbsp balsamic reduction.
These heavenly and bite-sized crostinis couldn’t be simpler to make or more delicious to eat! Using 5 ingredients, you can make your own show-stopping appetizer and wow your guests.
Starting with fresh caprese-inspired ingredients like sliced plum tomatoes, chopped basil leaves and mozzarella cheese, layer these tasty garlic bread crostini morsels with our Olivieri® Basil & Cheese Pesto. We’ve crafted a delicious pesto sauce using quality ingredients so you know you’re providing the best for your family and guests.
For an elegant presentation, use a platter with basil leaves for decoration and drizzle a balsamic reduction over the top in a zigzag for a contrasting colour. To add more depth of flavour, use roasted cherry tomatoes in place of fresh.
While they make a great starter, you can also serve these crostinis as a side dish to add a pop of colour to your dinner table and to offer a fun new take on simple slices of garlic bread.
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