How to make Pesto Toast -

Flavourful pesto sauce and mozzarella cheese make these toasts super tasty.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Basil, Bread Slices (ब्रेड स्लाइस)

Cuisine : Italian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Pesto Toast

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Italian cuisine has developed through centuries of social and political changes, with roots stretching to antiquity.  Italian cuisine is simple and a number of dishes having only four to eight ingredients.  They rely mostly on the quality of ingredients rather than elaborate preparation.
Noteworthy changes in Italian cuisine happened with the discovery of the New World and the introduction of potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers and maize, which are now an integral part of this cuisine.  Italian cuisine is known for its regional diversity each with a distinct taste.  This cuisine today is probably one of the most popular in the world.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Pesto Toast Recipe

  • Basil 2 cups

  • Bread Slices 1 teaspoon

  • Parmesan cheese powder 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic 7-8 cloves

  • Olive oil 1/2 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Edible camphor 1/2 teaspoon

  • Bread slices 8

  • Mozzarella cheese grated 3/4 cup


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180°C. To prepare pesto sauce, grind parmesan cheese and pine nuts to a coarse powder. Add garlic cloves and continue to grind for a few seconds. Add basil leaves, olive oil, salt and peppercorns and grind into a coarse paste.

Step 2

Cut bread slices into roundels with a round cookie cutter and arrange them on a baking tray. Toast them lightly in the preheated oven.

Step 3

Apply the pesto sauce on the bread roundels and sprinkle mozzarella cheese. Bake in the preheated oven till the cheese melts. Serve hot.

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