Goat Cheese Pesto and Roasted Tomato Crostini

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Grilled bread is one of the best things ever! It's like toast, but better because it gets a nice smokey flavor from the grill. Top the crunchy bread with creamy goat cheese, Lemony Basil Pesto, and fresh tomatoes, and it is the perfect balance of summer flavors and textures.

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Ingredients
- Serves 4 +
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1/4 cup Basil Pesto
4 ounce Goat Cheese
2 tablespoon Heavy Cream
1 cup Divina® Roasted Tomatoes
1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
to taste Salt and Pepper
1/2 cup Balsamic Vinegar
1 Baguette
2 tablespoon Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
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STEP 1
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
STEP 2
Slice the Baguette (1) into rounds. Brush the bread slices with Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (2 tablespoon).
STEP 3
Place in the preheated oven and bake for 10 minutes, or until golden.
STEP 4
In a small bowl, mash the Goat Cheese (4 ounce) with a fork.
STEP 5
Stir in the Basil Pesto (1/4 cup) and Heavy Cream (2 tablespoon). Whip with the fork until smooth and creamy. Adjust seasonings to taste.
STEP 6
Roughly chop the Divina® Roasted Tomatoes (1 cup) and place in a small bowl. Stir in the Lemon Juice (1 tablespoon). Season with Salt and Pepper (to taste). Set aside.
STEP 7
In a small saucepan, heat the Balsamic Vinegar (1/2 cup) over medium heat. Bring to a low boil and reduce to a scant 1/4 cup. Set aside to cool.
STEP 8
To assemble the crostini, spread a layer of creamy pesto, followed by a dollop of roasted tomatoes. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and serve immediately.
STEP 9
Serve as an appetizer.
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Eliza Marbury
You have awesome appetizer recipes. This is one of my favorites
Cecelia Shaw
While I know a lot of people aren't fond of goat cheese, I'm really quite fond it! This made my tastebuds ecstatic!
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