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Pistachio Pesto Toast



  • 2 (0.75 ounces) packages of fresh basil leaves, stems removed

  • ¼ cup salted shelled pistachios

  • ¾  cup of Challenge Garlic Parmesan with Herbs Butter Snack Spread, melted and divided

  • 15 slices of sliced French baguette


  1. Set oven to broiler mode.

  2. Add basil, pistachios, and ½ cup of the melted snack spread in a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.

  3. Using the remaining ¼ cup of spread, cover the top of each slice of baguette. Place slices on a cooking sheet and place under the broiler to toast for 2-3 minutes.

  4. Once baguette slices are cooled, spread them with Pistachio Pesto, and serve.

  5. Store pesto in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Yield: (¾ cups of pesto) 15 appetisers

Chef Tips:

  • We love the convenience of using the flavor-packed Challenge Garlic Parmesan with Herbs Butter Snack Spread. If you cannot find it at your local store yet, no worries! Simply substitute ½ cup (1 stick) of Challenge Salted Butter with 1 clove of crushed garlic, 1 teaspoon of parsley, and 2 Tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese.

  • We used pistachios for something a bit different. If you prefer, replace them with your favorite toasted nuts, such as almonds, walnuts, or pecans.

  • Basil is the main herb in this recipe. If you like more of a subtle taste, swap out half of the basil with fresh parsley.

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