Mozzarella, Slow Roasted Cherry Tomato and Pesto Crostini

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  • prep time 0 min
  • total time 0 min
  • serves Makes about 12
Mozzarella, Slow Roasted Cherry Tomato and Pesto Crostini

Crostini are the perfect quick, inexpensive base to create an endless variety of nibbles from casual to elegant. They are a perfect accompaniment to a salad or soup or as a light lunch on their own. (Crostini base can be prepared up to 2 days ahead and stored in an airtight container.) This winning combo is my favourite empty the fridge/essentials you have on hand crostini! Brought to you by Black Diamond®

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Ingredients

½ baguette, or 12 slices

24 cherry tomatoes, halved lengthwise

½ cup pesto (or your favourite store bought is fine in the interest of time!)

8 ounces Black Diamond Mozzarella cheese, grated

basil for garnish, chopped

salt and pepper to taste

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.

2. Slice a baguette on a diagonal into slices. Drizzle slices with a bit olive oil and sprinkle with salt.

3. Arrange in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Toast until light golden 7-9 minutes.

4. For tomatoes: Slice cherry tomatoes in half. Place in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Roast 15 minutes or until shriveled and soft.

5. Spread pesto on each crostini. Put piece of Black Diamond Mozzarella on top. Broil 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted and oozing. Top with warm tomato halves and a piece of basil and season with salt and pepper and serve.

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