1/7 Photos of Bruschetta With Pesto, Tomatoes and Thingies.
A quick, light summery lunch snack or starter. I didn't see this variation among the many similar recipes. A favourite brunch bite with us. Because number of servings will depend on how many eaters there are, the servings given below is a guess at how much a long baguette bread will yield. The quantity of onion and tomato given here will be enough for about 12 slices. Use your own judgement, though.
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- 1(I find it best to slice up the entire baguette (long French loaf) because if you use only what you need, the rest of the loaf goes stale. Bake the bread, cool the slices you don't use, and keep in a plastic bag to use again -- can be heated up again).
- 2Heat oven to 400 deg F/200 deg Celsius.
- 3Slice the baguette at a slight diagonal slant.
- 4Pour some fruity virgin olive oil in a bowl, dip each slice just lightly into the oil (one side only). It does not have to be covered in oil -- just "anointed": it will have patches the oil didn't reach.
- 5Pack on any cookie tin, and when oven has reached its heat, bake the slices until the edges start to go golden, and the slices are hard in the centre. (Do feel before you remove them!).
- 6While they bake, peel the tomato, cut into 2 halves, and chop up finely. Do the same with the 1/2 onion, and add to the tomato.
- 7Season with salt and black pepper, and trust me, a pure flaky sea salt is better tasting than ordinary kitchen salt.
- 8Use as many baked bread slices as you need -- at least 3 per person. As you add the topping, put them back on the baking tin, or transfer to another, smaller dish -- depending on how many you are making.
- 9Spread the hot, hard baguette slices thinly with pesto, and top each with a teaspoon or more of the tomato-onion mix.
- 10Slice the Brie or Camembert quite thinly and drape a small slice over each bread slice.
- 11Put the prepared slices back into the oven for about 2 - 3 minutes, remove, and serve.
- 12Cool the slices you did not use, and keep in an airtight container.
- 13Looks quite pretty on a heated plate. Nice with a cold glass of wine, or even a cup of tea.
- 14(I've also used parmesan and pecorino instead of brie or camembert. Cheddar works too, but does not have quite the same "Mediterranean" cachet!).
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Nutritional Facts for Bruschetta With Pesto, Tomatoes and Thingies.
Serving Size: 1 (1264 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 150.7
- Calories from Fat 8
- Total Fat 0.9 g
- Saturated Fat 0.2 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 263.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 29.5 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
- Sugars 1.6 g
- Protein 6.1 g