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    Basil Pesto, Tomato, Cheese and French Bread Melt.

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    35 mins

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    Cocinero's Note:

    I used Bonnie Traynor's Basil Pesto Basil Pesto in this and it was absolutely excellent. This is a quick and zesty snack that I really enjoy.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Cut french bread across the loaf or at a small angle, making your pieces and inch thick or even thicker.
    2. 2
      With a brush, lightly paint one side and the slice edges with olive oil.
    3. 3
      Spread a thin layer of Bonnie's Pesto on the slices. (or thick if you like).
    4. 4
      Arrange slices of tomato in the top of the slice to cover.
    5. 5
      Lightly salt and pepper.
    6. 6
      Either broil or use a toaster oven to quickly toast the tomato slices. The tomato will not be "cooked" but simply heated up a little.
    7. 7
      When they are almost done, remove and sprinkle to cover with the two cheeses mixed together. Return to toaster until cheese is melted.
    8. 8
      This is an excellent appetizer or side dish with anything italian.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 26, 2006

      45

      How fresh, and tasty. I loved all of the flavors which complimented each other. I thought the feta cheese was delightful. A light supper of this brushetta type recipe, paired with a nice white wine, made a lovely meal. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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    Nutritional Facts for Basil Pesto, Tomato, Cheese and French Bread Melt.

    Serving Size: 1 (179 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 460.0
     
    Calories from Fat 249
    54%
    Total Fat 27.7 g
    42%
    Saturated Fat 7.9 g
    39%
    Cholesterol 27.6 mg
    9%
    Sodium 795.1 mg
    33%
    Total Carbohydrate 39.6 g
    13%
    Dietary Fiber 4.4 g
    17%
    Sugars 2.7 g
    10%
    Protein 14.2 g
    28%

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