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Pesto Crostini

 Pesto Crostini
Look no further when you're searching for an elegant appetizer that's easy to put together. A platter of these crostini will disappear quickly! —Diane Kaplan, Riverdale, New Jersey
20 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf (1 pound) French bread, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup prepared pesto
  • 3 small tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 pound fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced

Directions

  • Place the bread slices on an ungreased baking sheet. Combine butter
  • and garlic; spread over bread.
  • Broil 3-4 in. from the heat or until lightly browned. Cool slightly.
  • Spread pesto over butter mixture; top with tomatoes and cheese.
  • Broil 3-5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 20
  • appetizers.
Editor's Note: Fresh mozzarella can be found in the deli section of most grocery stores.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 170 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 288 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein.