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Vegan Artichoke-Walnut Pesto Recipe

A Reader Recipe: Vegan Artichoke-Walnut Pesto Crostini

FitSugar reader Whipped shared this party-ready artichoke-walnut pesto crostini recipe in our Healthy Recipe group.

Vegan Artichoke-Walnut Pesto Crostini
Serves 4-6
The pesto can be made 2-3 days in advance and kept in the fridge. Otherwise you can freeze it for up to a month.

Ingredients:

  • 14 ounces canned artichoke hearts, drained
  • 1 cup packed fresh basil
  • 3/4 cups walnuts, toasted
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1b campari tomatoes, sliced thin (or any other small tomato)
  • 1 baguette, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • Preparation:

    1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
    2. In a food processor, pulse artichoke hearts, basil, walnuts, garlic, lemon juice, salt, pepper, 1/4 cup oil, and water until combined.
    3. Place bread slices on a large baking sheet and drizzle lightly with olive oil. Bake 5 minutes, or until lightly browned.
    4. Spread pesto on warm crostini and top each with one tomato slice. Return to oven for another 1- 1 1/2 minutes, or until tomato is heated through.
    5. Serve warm.

    Visit Whipped's blog for more healthy party ideas, and don't forget to share your recipes in our Healthy Recipe group!

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