This is great for small parties. You've got to eat it warm, out of the oven. The mozzarella melts and combines perfectly with the sauteed tomatoes. And the saltiness of the pesto brings it all together.
For the Toast
Cut the crusts off the bread. And then cut each piece of bread into 4 squares. Lightly toast the little squares.
For the Basil Walnut Pesto
1 cup Basil, chopped
1 clove Garlic, minced
1/8 cup Olive Oil
1/4 cup Parmesan. grated
1/4 cup Walnuts, crushed
Grind the garlic and walnuts together in a blender. Add the basil and parmesan and blend again. Pour the olive oil into the mixture while blending.
For the Tomatoes
Thinly slice the tomatoes. Saute on a preheated pan in a single layer. Turn over when slightly browned. Saute for 1-2 minutes.
This all sounds very complicated, but its really simple. The entire process took 20 minutes!
Spread a little bit of pesto on each portion of bread. Top with a thin layer of mozzarella, and then a slice of tomato.
Toast for approximately 5 minutes or until the cheese just begins to melt.
These are delicious little bites of toast. And open to your imagination!
This is for Anupama's Sandwich Festival at Food-n-More. Can't wait for the round-up. Thanks for hosting!