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Pesto and Tomato Bruschetta

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1 Pesto and Tomato Bruschetta on 27th September 2010, 1:12 pm

Pesto and Tomato Bruschetta Recipe

Nutritional Info (Per serving):
Calories: 89, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 246mg, Dietary Fiber: 1g, Total Fat: 3g, Carbs: 11g, Cholesterol: 3mg, Protein: 4g

Recipe Source:
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Prep Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 40 mins

Ingredients
24 slice(s) baguette, toasted
1 ounce(s) cheese, Parmesan, shaved
1 cup(s) tomato(es), cherry, red or yellow, halved or quartered, or 2 plum tomatoes, sliced
1 cup(s) lettuce, arugula
1/4 cup(s) cheese, Parmesan, grated
1 clove(s) garlic, quartered
1 tablespoon oil, olive
1 tablespoon vinegar, white balsamic
1/4 teaspoon salt
basil, fresh, optional
nuts, pine nuts, optional
1 cup(s) basil, fresh
1/4 cup(s) nuts, pine nuts

Preparation
Pine Nut Pesto:

In a small food processor, combine 1 cup firmly packed fresh basil; 1 cup torn fresh arugula or spinach; 1/4 cup grated Parmesan or romano cheese; 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts, chopped walnuts, or chopped almonds; 1 quartered clove garlic; 1 tablespoon olive oil; 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar; and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cover and process with several on-off turns until a paste forms, stopped several times to scrape the side. Process in enough water, adding 1 tablespoon at a time, until pesto reaches the consistency of soft butter.

Bruschetta:

Spread Pine Nut Pesto onto baguette slices. Top with shaved Parmesan and tomatoes. If desired, top with basil and nuts. Makes 12 (2-slice) servings.

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