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mozzarella, pesto + tomato crostinis.

Simple flavors meld together perfectly for this date night appetizer or crowd pleaser: mozzarella, pesto + tomato crostinis are easy, fun and so delicious!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 2
Author: sara rose : aflavorjournal.com

Ingredients

  • 1/2 loaf french bread cut into thin slices
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 package fresh mozzarella
  • 2 tbsp. pesto recipe here
  • 2 on-the-vine tomatoes
  • 1 clove garlic

Instructions

  • Cut the French loaf into thin slices, about 1/2-3/4 inch thick. Place all crostinis onto a baking sheet, leaving just a little room between each.
  • In a small bowl, combine 3 T olive oil with 1 t salt and 1 t pepper.
  • Using a small brush, gently paint the olive oil mixture onto one side of each crostini.
  • Pop into a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes. Pull out baking sheet, flip each crostini over, drizzle with olive oil, top with freshly cracked sea salt and pepper, and bake again for 5 minutes.
  • Pull entire baking sheet out and set on top of stove. Rub a raw garlic clove over the top of each piece of bread, until entire clove is used amongst all crostinis.
  • Lay a medium-sized slice of mozzarella upon each piece. Note: You want the mozzarella to cover almost the entire surface of the bread!
  • Pop back into the oven for about 7 minutes, until the mozzarella is melted.