To round out our toast appetizers for the holidays today we are going to discus these cute little Pesto Toast Appetizers. These little baguette’s were leftover from the Blue Cheese Toast and Mozzarella Grape Toast appetizers we previously made and tested & adapted from the “Companies Coming Tonight” cookbook my mother picked up for me.
My husband is the creator of this pesto so you’ll have to give him a pat on the back for these cuties. This pesto was actually used as a topping for some pasta, so there’s an idea for you if putting it on top of some little toast isn’t your thing. Or, if you are like me, you will just have a little bit of both 😉
To get the toasts ready slice your baguette and brush with a little bit of olive oil like we did in the other toast recipes. Turn your oven to broil and toast for 2-3 minutes and then flip. Top with the pest and enjoy.
The pesto recipe is from All Recipes and he follows the recipe exactly. The recipe is pretty simple, it’s called Pesto and it consists of basil leaves, garlic cloves, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, pine nuts and parsley. Kiddo doesn’t care for it much. I think it’s all the olive oil and garlic. She’s not a fan of all the garlic stuff. Her taste buds just haven’t grown to appreciate it yet. But that’s to be expected she’s only about a month shy of 9.
One good tip is to toast the pine nuts before mixing your pesto if you have time. Tastes even better if you can use farm fresh pesto and fresh grated Parmesan and not the stuff with the green lid!
Alli Smith says
Yum! I had pesto and pita chips on Saturday for my weekend splurge! I would have much rather had your pesto toast appetizers. I’m pinning!
Oh thank you so much! Chips are on of those foods for me that if I start eating I can’t stop! lol so I tend to not keep them in the house. Too yummy for me. Thanks for the pin! I really appreciate it.
Deb @ Kneaded Creations says
These holiday appetizers look really tasty! Just popping over from Marvelous Monday Link Up! I had to pin this! I’d love it if you dropped by for a visit at my site http://www.kneadedcreations.com . I will look forward to seeing you over there! Deb @ Kneaded Creations
Tammy Doiel @creativekkids.com says
These sound really YUM! Thanks for linking up with the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board!
Thanks so much Tammy!
Oh my goodness, these look sooo good! Pesto is one of my favorite things EVER! For sure trying these soon!
We are starting to enjoy it much more around here! I hope you like it. Please come back and let me know how it worked out for you.
Kristen from The Road to Domestication says
Those look so good! I’m a big fan of pesto!
Oh, my! Does this ever sound good! I love anything with garlic and think these would make the perfect holiday appetizer!
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
I think I shall try those as a matter of fact. I love pesto and these sound awesome.
You said the magic word! PESTO! I’m in! Definitely trying this one! 🙂
Melissa Vera says
I am drooling over these delicious appetizers. I wish I was talented in the kitchen.