Italian Bruschetta Recipe with Pesto

Italian Bruschetta Recipe with Pesto is a delicious blend of Italian-seasoned herbs and vegetables. It’s piled on top of crusty slices of a herbed baguette.

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My husband recently had to pick all the remaining garden tomatoes and pull the plants because of an impending frost. This has been a very good season in south-central Illinois for tomatoes. Italian Bruschetta Recipe with Pesto is my solution to “what to do with the tomatoes.”

Italian Bruschetta Recipe with Pesto

Ingredients:

italian bruschetta recipe with pesto 3 shows the crusty bread buttered and all the ingredients

First, I took an Italian-herb seasoned baguette and sliced it diagonally in order to get more surface area for piling on the toppings. I buttered those slices and sprinkled on garlic salt. Then I topped the slices with a mixture of diced tomatoes, sliced green onions, a cheese blend and a jarred pesto. Finally, I drizzled olive oil over the topping and baked. The aroma was just heavenly.

Italian Bruschetta Recipe with Pesto:

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Italian Bruschetta Recipe with Pesto can be served as an appetizer, as an accompaniment to your favorite pasta dish, or as I have done here, as a side on my dinner plate. Why not try it with my Two-tone Lasagna. Crostini is another versatile Italian appetizer. See the post from Flavour and Savour on 5 Tips for Making Crostini.

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Italian Bruschetta Recipe with Pesto
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

The aroma of Italian Bruschetta Recipe with Pesto while it is baking will send you over the top.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: baguette, bread, side
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 188 kcal
Author: Renea
Ingredients
  • 6 slices French baguette
  • 3 tablespoons spreadable butter
  • 1 tablespoon garlic salt
  • 3 tomatoes, diced
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 3/4 cup colby jack cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons pesto
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
Instructions
  1. Slice the French baguette in 6 equal pieces diagonally in order to get more surface area. There should be unused bread leftover. Butter the bread, and sprinkle with the garlic salt. Place on a baking sheet.

  2. To a medium bowl, add the diced tomato, sliced green onions, cheese and pesto. Mix together and pile on top of the buttered bread.

  3. Drizzle the olive oil over the top of the prepared bread. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

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