Want to please the home crowd? Serve them crostini spread with basil-Parmesan pesto and topped with chopped tomatoes and cubes of mozzarella.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 16 servings
1/3 cup KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing
2 cups loosely packed fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
2 tomatoes, chopped
4 oz. POLLY-O Whole Milk Mozzarella Cheese, cubed
16 French bread slices (1/2 inch thick), toasted
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Let's Make It
Blend dressing, basil and Parmesan in blender until smooth.
Combine tomatoes and mozzarella.
Spread basil mixture onto toast slices; top with tomato mixture.
How to Wash Fresh Herbs
Always wash fresh herbs before use. Rinse small bunches under cold running water and blot dry. When you need to clean a large amount of herbs, fill a large bowl or clean sink with cold water and swish the herbs around to remove any dirt. Remove the herbs from the water and dry in a salad spinner or gently blot dry.
How to Store Fresh Herbs
Keep fresh herbs handy for use in preparing your favorite recipes. Chop the herbs, then place in separate freezer-weight food storage bags. Freeze up to 3 months before using as desired.
How to Ripen Tomatoes
Most tomatoes require some ripening at home. To do so, place tomatoes in a closed brown paper bag and store at room temperature away from direct sunlight. After tomatoes turn red, remove them from the bag and store at room temperature for up to 3 days.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.5g
Saturated Fat 1.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 6g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.