- 1 loaf (1 pound) French bread, cut into slices
- 1 jar (7 ounces) prepared pesto
- 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
- 1 package (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
- Arrange bread slices on an ungreased baking sheet. Spread with pesto; top with tomatoes and cheese. Broil 4 in. from the heat for 3-5 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Yield: 29 appetizers.
This recipe pairs well with a medium white wine.
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One reviewer who gave this recipe a high rating actually revamped the entire thing. Its success is highly dependent on the jarred bruschetta one uses, and where's the pesto? Adding feta and tomato to a processed jar of bruschetta is just garnishing an already finished product. Its a quick and easy "cheat" in my opinion.
does the bread get soggy from the pesto since it is not toasted first?
I made some slight changes and alterations to the recipe with more of an Italian flare. I used mozzarella instead of feta, and I added minced garlic and fresh basil on top with a drizzle of EVOO(extra virgin olive oil) on each bread slice. My Italian family love garlic and fresh basil on everything. Even alittle extra when it comes to some recipes.
I made this recipe for a family get-to-gether as an appetizer. It was definitely a big hit and the plate got empty quick. Next time I make it for the family I will definitely double the recipe. It is so easy to make, so it is not a problem. I would recommend it for any kind of large party or quick app for company.
My basil crop is out of control this year; was looking for some different recipes. I will definitely make this this weekend for hubby (along with yet another batch of pesto!).