Pesto Cream Cheese Strawberry Bruschetta Bites

Pesto Cream Cheese Strawberry Bruschetta Bites

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Recipe courtesy of Joyful Healthy Eats

Ingredients

Recipe for 20 servings portions

  • 1 baguette cut into 1/2'' slices
  • 2 oz Arla® Original Cream Cheese Spread
  • 1/2 cup strawberries sliced
  • 2 cups fresh basil (for homemade pesto)
  • 1/4 cup of pecans (for homemade pesto)
  • 1/2 tsp salt (for homemade pesto)
  • 1/4 tsp pepper (for homemade pesto)
  • 1 clove of garlic (for homemade pesto)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest (for homemade pesto)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil (for homemade pesto)
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese (for homemade pesto)

Instructions

Instructions

1. Make Homemade Pesto. Blend basil, pecans, garlic, salt, pepper, and lemon zest. Slowly add the olive oil till smooth. Once completely blended stir in the parmesan cheese. Set aside. 2. Toast baguette slices. (I toasted mine using a panini press. It's easy and a great way to get the kids to help) 3. Assemble Bites. Spread Arla plain cream cheese on toasted baguette, top with a dollop of pesto, and a sliced strawberry.

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