How to make Pesto Garlic Bread With Cheese -

Delicious cheesy-pesto toasts.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : French bread (फ्रेंच ब्रेड), Basil leaves (बेसिल के पत्ते )

Cuisine : Italian

Course : Breads

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Pesto Garlic Bread With Cheese

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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 : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Pesto Garlic Bread With Cheese Recipe

  • French bread 1 loaf

  • Basil leaves 1 cup

  • Garlic 2-3 cloves

  • Pine nuts(chilgoza) 1/4 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Virgin olive oil 8 tablespoons

  • Parmesan cheese grated 1/3 cup

  • Mozzarella cheese 100 grams

  • Cherry tomatoes 5-6


Step 1

Slice the baguette diagonally into thick slices and toast them in a preheated oven till crisp on the outside. Put garlic in a mixer jar. Add pine nuts and grind.

Step 2

Pat the basil leaves dry and add to the mixer jar. Add salt, 2 tbsps extra virgin olive oil and grind again. Add 2 more tbsps of olive oil and parmesan cheese and grind once again.

Step 3

Again add 2 tbsps olive oil and grind to a coarse paste.

Step 4

Sprinkle some olive oil over the toasts, spread the pesto sauce. Cut mozzarella cheese into small cubes and place 1-2 cubes over the pesto sauce on each toast.

Step 6

Drizzle a little olive oil and serve hot immediately.

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