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Making Toasted Ciabatta Bread with Basil Pesto 
Feb. 1, 2010 5:27 pm 
Updated: Feb. 8, 2010 9:49 pm

Toasted Ciabatta Bread with Basil Pesto

This makes a great snack, appetizer, or a side dish with pasta. It is very simple to make. There is a restaurant in my neighborhood called Tender Greens and they make something similar, although they grill their bread which is also a great alternative to baking if you have a grill.
You will need:
4 slices of ciabatta bread
1 tablesoon of prepared fresh basil pesto
1/2 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
1/4 clove of garlic, chopped
pinch of salt
pinch of fresh cracked peppercorns
1.) Preheat Oven to 400 Degrees
2.) Mix Basil Pesto, salt, pepper, olive oil, and garlic in a small bowl and allow it to marinade together while the oven preheats.
3.) Slice 4 pieces of Ciabatta Bread.
4.) Spoon basil pesto mixture over the slices of bread.
5.) Spray each slice with extra virgin olive oil, lightly.
6.) Bake in preheated oven at 400 degress for 8 minutes.
7.) Allow to cool for a minutes once done and serve!
This recipe can easily be tweaked to your liking by adjusting the salt, pepper, oil, and garlic suggestions. You can also double this recipe and make as much Toasted Ciabatta Bread with Basil Pesto that you need! Enjoy.
Making Toasted Ciabatta Bread with Basil Pesto
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Making Toasted Ciabatta Bread with Basil Pesto
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Toasted Ciabatta Bread with Basil Pesto
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Toasted Ciabatta Bread with Basil Pesto Spread
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Feb. 2, 2010 1:30 am
Sounds delicious. I love toasted bread with herbs and garlic.
Feb. 2, 2010 8:11 am
I love all of your pictures. I wish my camera would take nice food shots (or maybe it's just the camera operator's fault;))
Feb. 2, 2010 8:27 am
Sounds delicious, will have to give it a try :D
Feb. 2, 2010 8:58 am
Thanks Jessie, I just have Sony 8.1 megapixels steady shot. I don't know much about cameras, but I would like a more professional camera someday! I found it is best to photograph the food outside in natural daylight and to play around with angles. It took me a long time to get this far and I still have a lot to learn about photographing food.
Feb. 3, 2010 7:27 am
Sounds yummy MSC! Bread is my weakness! Great pics to go with the blog :) I saw your pic of the Heart Healthy Oatmeal Cookies the other day.. I'd love to know more about them. Did you find that recipe on AR? I'm always up to try a new cookie.. especially if it's healthy.
Feb. 6, 2010 4:23 pm
sounds sooo much better than my plain garlic bread-thanks for the idea
Feb. 8, 2010 9:48 pm
This would be great to serve with a salad, fish and mashed potatos too.
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I have a daughter that loves to help me bake. We spend Christmas Eve in the kitchen making special cookies for Santa together.
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I failed several times at trying to make fondant centers for truffles. I decided to put my candymaking book away for a while!
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