fresh basil leaves
toasted pine nuts
grated Parmesan cheese
roma (plum) tomatoes, thinly sliced
mozzarella cheese, sliced
Basil Pesto Bread
- In a blender or food processor, puree the basil leaves, olive oil and garlic. Mix in the pine nuts and Parmesan cheese. Continue processing until desired consistency is reached.
- Preheat the broiler.
- Slice Italian bread to desired thickness. Spread a layer of pesto on each slice. Top with roma (plum) tomatoes and mozzarella cheese.
- Place topped bread slices in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Broil 5 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and lightly browned.