A very easy, versatile recipe of pesto on slices of grilled baguette. One of my most requested recipes! Makes a great party nibble or canapé, or an accompaniment to soup or salad meals. Try them with sun-dried tomato pesto!
Parmesan cheese is not truly vegetarian, as it contains animal rennet. To make this dish 100% vegetarian, omit the cheese or find a suitable vegetarian substitute made without animal rennet. In supermarkets look for the 'parmesan style hard cheeses' which are suitable for vegetarians.
I did the same thing another reviewer suggested because I was short on time. I toasted the bread ahead of time, then spread the mixture on the toast before my company came. Delicious and what a nice change for an appetizer. - 28 Apr 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I tried it with precooked baguettes - the pesto rounds were absolutely delicious! they can be eaten with just about anything or just alone...excellent recipe! - 01 Jan 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Excellent! Just watch them so they don't get too brown...the broil and bake times in the recipe were a little too long for my oven! - 17 Jan 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)