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Summer Pesto Crostini

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Summer Pesto Crostini recipe takes a few minutes to prepare, is bursting with summer flavors, and is perfect for summer parties!

Otherwise known as pesto goat cheese with fresh tomatoes on….crostini.

I thought the latter was a little long.

Few things scream summer like garden-fresh tomatoes and flavorful pesto.

And few things taste as good as summer tomatoes and pesto made from a fresh bunch of basil. Or you know, pesto from a jar – sometimes convenience rules.

It is the combination that never gets old: basil, tomato and bread. Cheese never hurts.

This summer appetizer is great because it can be made ahead of time and then just compiled when you are ready for it. If you are short on time you can always buy pre-made crostini or use melba toasts.

And I totally used jarred pesto – I just didn’t tell.

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Summer Pesto Crostini

  • Author: Emily Dingmann
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
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  • 8 oz. goat cheese
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 45 Tbsp. pesto
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 1 baguette
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper


  1. Prepare crostini: thinly slice bread, brush with olive oil and broil or grill until golden brown.
  2. Let goat cheese and cream cheese soften in bowl. Stir to combine until smooth. Stir in pesto.
  3. Spread mixture on plate or platter and layer chopped tomato on top of cheese mixture.
  4. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt & pepper.
  5. Serve with crostini.

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  1. Faith @ For the Health of It

    That does look especially summery – and I love the hefty sprinkling of tomatoes on top! I love spreading raw chopped tomatoes across the top of my dips and spreads for some extra veggie action – Im sure it would be a great complement to the zippy pesto!