Summertime patio hangouts and house parties call for the most coveted fruit of the season—peaches. The color and complexity of the ingredient stands well on its own; though when caramelized on a crostini or marinated with honey, the heightened flavors welcome a perfect sweet and savory combination. Surpass the standard presentation and test this peachy rendition, now featured in the June issue of Good Health Magazine!
Makes 8 servings
1 packed cup of basil ¼ cup pine nuts, toasted ½ garlic clove, roughly chopped Juice and zest from ½ a lemon ¼ cup olive oil A few pinches of red pepper flakes Sea salt & pepper
½ French baguette, sliced on the angle 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 ripe peaches, sliced Basil pesto 4 slices fresh mozzarella, halved Sea salt & pepper
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees (or turn broiler on high). Brush crostini slices with olive oil and place on baking sheet. Bake/broil until slices are golden and toasted.
2. Spread each crostini with basil pesto, followed by peach and mozzarella slices. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Return to the oven to lightly melt cheese and caramelize the peaches. If preferred, serve at room temperature.