Herb Pesto & Goat Cheese Crostini

Crostini is simply toasted bread with a savory topping. You can create any flavor combination you like. It’s great for entertaining: simple, rustic, and flavorful. And best of all, you can prepare the components ahead of time. This recipe blends rich creamy goat cheese with a savory herb pesto. Simply spread over toasted slices of French Baguette. It’s easy to pop into your mouth and goes perfectly with white wine.

Ingredients

2 cups fresh flat-leaf parsley ( roughly chopped)

1/2 cup walnuts (roughly chopped)

1 clove garlic (peeled)

1/3 cup olive oil

2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt plus more if desired

freshly cracked black pepper

4 oz chevre goat cheese

1 french baguette (thinly sliced)

Method

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine parsley, walnuts, and garlic into a food processor. Puree, drizzling in olive oil, until smooth consistency is achieved. Fold in parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Mix to combine. Pour pesto into a mixing bowl and combine with goat cheese. Season with extra pinch or two of salt if desired. Brush slices of baguette with olive oil and toast in oven until lightly crisp and golden. Let cool for five minutes. Then spread about a teaspoon or so of goat cheese-pesto mixture onto 3/4 of each slice of bread, leaving the tail end exposed for aesthetics. Serve with your favorite wine and enjoy!

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