Spinach Pesto Bites

    Spinach Pesto Bites


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    After making a spinach pesto seasoned with parmesan, almonds and garlic is is spread on toasted slices of baguette and garnished with diced tomatoes.

    Serves: 8 

    • 1 (250g) loaf French baguette
    • 1 1/2 cups spinach, packed, rinsed and torn
    • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • 3 cups finely chopped almonds
    • 3 tablespoons diced fresh basil
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed
    • 1 pinch salt, to taste
    • 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 cup diced tomatoes
    • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced spring onion

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Preheat oven to 220 degrees C. Arrange the bread slices on a non-stick baking tray.
    2. In an electric blender or food processor combine the spinach, Parmesan, almonds, basil, garlic, salt and pepper. Blend until a paste forms. Pulse in 2 tablespoons olive oil; continue pulsing until the mixture is the consistency of soft butter.
    3. In a small mixing bowl combine diced tomatoes, spring onion and 1 tablespoon olive oil; stir.
    4. Bake the bread slices for 5 minutes or until crisp and brown.
    5. Arrange toast on a serving platter. Spread each piece of toast with a thin layer of the blended pesto then top with the tomato mixture.

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