Appetizers: Pesto Balsamic Baked French Bread

Happy Sunday!

Today, I have a super quick appetizer recipe. One of my personal favorites: pesto balsamic baked french bread, great with soups, salads, pasta or really anything! This  was actually one of the first first recipes I came up with when I was in middle school (it wasn’t vegan then of course), it was delicious then and it is delicious now! It is light enough to have in the summer or with a rich vegan stew. You can also add vegan mozzarella or parmesan for an extra layer of flavor! Okay, I think it is time for the recipe!



  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. First, we are going to prepare our pesto. In a food processor, pulse together your basil, garlic, Nutritional Yeast, parsley, salt, pepper and olive oil. Add olive oil slowly until desired consistency is reached.
  3. Set your pesto aside and thinly chop your tomato into halves.
  4. Next, we are going to prepare the french bread, I like to slice the bread once down the middle (as if you were making a sandwich) and then into individual wedges for easy eating.
  5. Now we are going to combine all of our ingredients. On an oiled baking sheet place your french bread down first.
  6. Add a spoonful of pesto onto each wedge of bread and spread until the whole surface is covered. Place one slice of tomato onto each piece of bread.
  7. Taking your balsamic vinegar, lightly drizzle it over the bread. This doesn’t have to be even, I just like to make sure that every piece has a little bit on it.
  8. Place your baking sheet in the oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Let cool for a few minutes and enjoy!

Servings: Makes 4 servings
Prep & Cook time: 25 minutes

Hope you try this recipe out and thanks so much for stopping by!!


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