Grilled Pesto Bites

    22 minutes

    French baguette slices are covered in a mayonnaise and pesto mix then baked and grilled creating easy finger food nibbles.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 1 (500g) French baguette
    • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
    • 1/3 cup basil pesto
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
    • salt, to taste

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:22min 

    1. Preheat oven on grill setting. Arrange bread slices in a single layer on a baking tray. Place under grill for 5 to 8 minutes or until lightly toasted on one side. Watch carefully to ensure they don't burn. Remove from oven and flip bread slices so that the toasted side is on the bottom.
    2. Set the oven temperature for 180 degrees C.
    3. In a small bowl mix together mayonnaise, pesto, garlic, Parmesan and salt. Spread evenly over untoasted sides of bread slices.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven for 6 to 8 minutes. Set the oven to grill and place the rounds under the grill just until they begin to bubble and turn golden. Let cool slightly before serving.

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    I did the same thing another reviewer suggested because I was short on time. I toasted the bread ahead of time, then spread the mixture on the toast before my company came. Delicious and what a nice change for an appetizer.  -  28 Apr 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I tried it with precooked baguettes - the pesto rounds were absolutely delicious! they can be eaten with just about anything or just alone...excellent recipe!  -  01 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Excellent! Just watch them so they don't get too brown...the broil and bake times in the recipe were a little too long for my oven!  -  17 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)