Easy Pesto Bites

Easy Pesto Bites

Posted 2014-04-27 by Artfollow
Pesto bites with parmesan cheese


A quick and easy to make starter. The ingredients are ready made and you can assemble and bake this in 20 minutes.

Pesto Sauce
If you do not want to use the bottled sauce available in supermarkets you can make it at home. Blend together a bunch of basil leaves with 1 pod of garlic, some pine nuts or cashew nuts and olive oil. You can make this and store the sauce in the freezer for a long time and use it with some parmesan cheese as a base for any pasta.

These puffs are simple and you make get them in batches and see them gone in no time.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Makes: 14 servings

Ingredients
1 sheet of ready made puff pastry
2 tbsp pesto sauce
2 tbsp parmesan cheese

Puff Pastry


Method
  • Preheat the oven at 200 degrees Celcius for ten minutes.

  • Spread the puff pastry on a working base.
  • Puff Pastry


  • Using a spoon carefully spread the pesto sauce on the puff pastry sheet covering all the corners.

  • Rolling sides of the puff pastry


  • Carefully roll the two side of the puff pastry towards each other.

  • Sides of the sheet rolled to meet at the centre


  • Bring the two sides to meet at the center.
  • Pastry sheet cut


  • Now using a sharp knife, cut at 1 inch gaps .

  • Pastry sheet cut


  • Place the small bites in the preheated oven for 15 minutes or until the puff pastry turns golden brown.

  • Bites in Oven


  • Finally add the parmesan cheese while the bites are still hot and serve.

  • Be creative and replace the pesto sauce with capsicum spread. For a non vegetarian option, add some shredded chicken sauteed in onion and garlic and replace with pesto.

    Categories
    #quick
    #easy
    #starter
    #kids
    #snacks
    #pesto
    #puff_pastry
    #cheese
    #vegetarian


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