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bruschetta with pesto and sundried tomato

Sandwiches or bread slices are excellent and quick way to make some yummy appetizer or snacks and all you need is just few minutes to prepare an appetizing platter. For accompanying the afternoon tea snacks or for your book club, bruschetta are great way to fill up your guest, it is easy and universally popular and can be literally topped with anything under the sun, just run your imagination wild. :)In Italy, where it is originated bruschetta is a popular antipasto and a basic recipe involves just rubbing the slices of toasted bread with garlic or olive oil and then seasoned with just salt and pepper.You can make your own Italian loaf or you can buy it from the deli section of your grocery store. If you are using Italian loaf then go for the herbed one for extra flavor, it really taste wonderful.

Among the many toppings that I have tried so far, this remains my most favorite one, pesto, sun dried tomato and mozzarella cheese, this one simply taste amazing.

This post is part of Day 4 of the 10th edition of blogging marathon under the theme  “Guilt Free Snacks


Recipe: Brushetta with pesto and sun-dried tomatoes

Summary: In Italy, where it is originated bruschetta is a popular antipasto and a basic recipe involves just rubbing the slices of toasted bread with garlic or olive oil and then seasoned with just salt and pepper.



  • Italian loaf or baguette : 1
  • Pesto : 1 cup or packet
  • Sun dried tomato : 1 packet
  • Mozzarella cheese shredded
  • Garlic or olive oil to rub the bread


  1. Cut the Italian loaf or Baguette in slices and toast them in the oven.
  2. Rub the garlic or drizzle some olive oil over the toasted slices.
  3. Spread evenly the pesto on each of the toasted slices.
  4. Top it with sundried tomato cut into slivers.
  5. Top it with shredded mozzarella cheese.
  6. Serve immediately.

Quick notes

Bruschetta are best made at the last moment to prevent the bread drying out or the toppings from making the bread soggy. You can also try making the bruschetta with hot dog rolls.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 10 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 2

My rating 4 stars:  ★★★★☆ 1 review(s)

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Enjoy !!!


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    November 26, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    OMG..those are really tempting!..thank you..:)

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    November 27, 2011 at 4:08 am

    Perfect snack.Lovely clicks…

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    November 27, 2011 at 6:01 am

    Stunning and super tempting bruschetta..prefect starter and definitely a crowd pleaser..

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    November 27, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Looks delicious. sundried tomato and pesto is my fav combination

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    Gayathri Kumar
    November 27, 2011 at 9:09 am

    Looks so inviting…

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    November 27, 2011 at 9:37 am

    very flavouful

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    November 27, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Very tempting snack. This kind of bread is new to me, surely will look out for this bread in store. thanks for sharing.

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    November 27, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Use of sun dried tomatoes is new .. looks yummy.

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    November 27, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    really tempting and a perfect snack,love the clicks

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    November 27, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Delicious looking! I like the combo here.

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    Cool Lassie
    November 27, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    What an appetizing snack! So colorful and appealing!

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    November 28, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Your photos are so great…they make me want to take a bite.

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com
    November 29, 2011 at 10:25 am

    I’d rather buy fresh loaves of bread every day, if I ever visit Italy 😉

    I love colorful and fresh bruschetta. That looks yum!!!

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    November 29, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    Guilt free snacks sounds like heaven. And looks like heaven as well… envisaged of course! 😀

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    Suma Gandlur
    November 30, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Colorful and yummy entry.

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    November 30, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Sounds and looks wonderful! Who wouldn’t be happy with that? All my favorite things in one bite.

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    December 1, 2011 at 6:34 am

    Bruschetta looks delicious and colorful. Love pesto in or on anything.

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    Devaki @ weavethousandflavors
    December 1, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Heavenly – can there ever be enough bruschetta in the world? Never and yours looks delightful.

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    December 2, 2011 at 8:27 am

    Sometimes all you want is nibbles like this. I want some, now please 🙂

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    December 3, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Nice recipe and nice clicks. Now, can I have one please?

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    December 8, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    yum yum… Very nice recipe…

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    December 12, 2011 at 1:54 am

    Your clicks are extremely tempting. Nice recipe. Loved it.


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    December 12, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    this looks fantastic! Havent seen you around for a while now. Hope everything’s alright!

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    December 19, 2011 at 12:03 am

    Delicious looking bruschetta and lovely clicks 🙂

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