For over ten years now.... this has been
a polohouse standard, our most
favorite (ever) appetizer recipe.
Not a grocery list leaves this house
without these three simple ingredients included.
Always a crowd-pleaser.
Good to have on reserve for
the unexpected, but always welcome
friend who decided to pop in for a little visit!
JUST 3 INGREDIENTS
1 small 7 oz. tub of ready-made pesto
(Contadina or Buitoni
are fine --- or fresh, preferred)
1 4 oz. log of plain goat cheese
1 large red pepper, cleaned and chopped fine
1.) Clean and chop the red bell pepper.
|(My daughter who could eat this everyday modeled for me!)|
2.) In a round glass or ceramic baking dish,
add the entire tub of ready-made pesto,
centered in a mound.
3.) Next, slice the log of goat cheese
and arrange it on top of the pesto.
(If it is a round dish, you can arrange it
like the petals of a flower!)
4.) Finally, place all the chopped red peppers
around the pesto creating an outer circle.
|(I added the top of a basil plant's leaves and a couple red pepper pieces for a garnish on top.)|
Bake at 325 degrees for 10-15 minutes
or until the oil from the pesto has sauteed the pepper.
Serve immediately with table water crackers,
french bread slices, pita chips -- whatever you prefer.
NOTE: This is also fantastic on penne pasta
as a main course too. Yum.
Let me know how you like it.