By Dr. Janet Brill
The following is an excerpt from my new book: Prevent a Second Heart Attack: 8 Foods, 8 Weeks to Reverse Heart Disease. For more information about the book click here.
Looking for a beautiful green and red appetizer for a party or pre-meal starter brimming with healthful herbs, nuts and fresh garden tomatoes? Try this recipe from my new book, Prevent a Second Heart Attack:
In a blender or food processor combine basil, garlic, Parmesan, walnuts, salt, and pepper. Slowly add the olive oil to make a thick paste.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Place bread slices on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until crisp and lightly golden, about 12 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. Spread 1 teaspoon of pesto on each slice of bread. Top with grape tomatoes. Serve immediately.
Serves 8 (Makes 16 crostini each with 1 slice bread, 1 teaspoon pesto, 1 grape tomato, halved)
Per 2 piece serving:
Fat: 19 g (0 g EPA, 0 g DHA, 1 g ALA)
Saturated Fat: 3g
Cholesterol: 3 mg
Sodium: 238 mg
Carbohydrate: 18 g
Dietary Fiber: 2 g
Sugars: < 1 g
Protein: 5 g