Peschetta: a Simple but Tasty Appetizer

Total Time
10 mins
10 mins

This is a variation of a bruschetta and Caprese Salad. There are 3 steps but it is really worth the effort. It uses all the elements of a Caprese salad as a topping ala bruschetta. Thanks to Chef Marie Yates for the name.

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  1. Preheat oven to "low" broil.
  2. Take an 8x11 cookie tray and spray "lightly" with olive oil no stick spray.
  3. Slice the baguette into 1/2 inch slices and spread out to cover the tray.
  4. Slice cherry tomatoes in half.
  5. Note: the next two steps must be watched carefully to avoid a burnt app.
  6. Drizzle a "small" amount of extra virgin olive oil over the slices and pop in the oven until "lightly" browned. Here you can add a bit of minced garlic to taste.
  7. Remove from oven and sprinkle a small amount of mozzarella on each. Pop back in oven until cheese is "barely" melted.
  8. Remove from oven and put a dollop of pesto topped with a half cherry tomato on each slice. Serve and get ready to make more.