Basil Pesto & Tomato Bruschetta


  • 8 slices whole grain bread

For the Pesto

  • ¼ cup  handful of pine nuts or cashews or walnuts
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 5 cups basil leaves
  • pinch of salt.
  • a few drops lime / lemon juice

For the Topping

  • 4 chopped tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 10 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • salt to taste

For the Garnish

  • 4 black olives
  • whole basil leaves


Make the pesto by blending the ingredients in a food processor

Mix all the topping ingredients and set aside.  

Toast the bread slices, spread with the pesto. Dress with the topping. Garnish with black olive rings and whole basil leaves.

Serves 4