Cheesy Pesto Pizza Bites
Yields approximately 20 pieces
1 french baguette (approximately 2-3 inches in diameter and 20 inches long)
½ cup prepared vegan pesto (recipe below)
1 cup plain tomato sauce
1-1¼ cups non-dairy shredded mozzarella cheese
4 ounces fresh basil leaves
¼ cup pine nuts
¼ cup olive oil
½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
Process basil & pine nuts in a food processor until finely chopped. Add olive oil and and salt, and continue processing another 10-15 seconds, or until oil is incorporated.
Next, preheat oven to broil and prepare a baking sheet by either lightly greasing with oil or lining with aluminum foil. Set aside.
Meanwhile, slice baguette into 1-inch slices. Place in a single layer on prepared baking sheet and spread approximately ½-1 teaspoon pesto on each slice. Next, top each with approximately 1-2 teaspoons tomato sauce, then sprinkle with cheese.
Bake in preheated oven for 5-10 minutes or until cheese has melted. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before consuming.