Classic Pesto crostini with tomato, buffalo mozzarella & rocket

Prepare your tastebuds for a treat with this Classic Pesto Crostini! Made with Filippo Berio's Classic Basil Pesto Sauce, it’s elevated by the addition of succulent tomatoes, creamy buffalo mozzarella, and peppery rocket. A true masterpiece of taste, this crostini is sure to impress!

Categories: Breads, Pesto, Pizza & Panini, Starters

Serves: Makes 20 crostini Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes




  • 1 baguette (1-2 days old)
  • 25ml Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil


  • 5-10 Cherry tomatoes
  • 1 Buffalo mozzarella
  • Small bunch of rocket
  • 1 jar Filippo Berio Classic Pesto
  • Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Black pepper


  1. Thinly slice the baguette. Heat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Pour a generous glug of Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil into pan and dip slices on both sides so they are lightly covered.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes, they should be golden. If they need an extra 5 minutes then turn them first before cooking an extra 5 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
  4. Chop tomatoes into quarters and break up the mozarella into small pieces.
  5. Spread the pesto on the crostini bases. Place a piece of mozarella, a tomato quarter or two and rocket onto each base.
  6. Sprinkle with black pepper and top with Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

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Classic Pesto

Produced in Liguria, the home of Pesto, this versatile classic is bursting with the taste of Italian basil. Filippo Berio Classic Pesto is delicious in a host of recipes, on meat or fish, used as a filling in peppers or in chicken breasts, on new potatoes, in place of butter, or mix or drizzle it for an instant taste of Italy.

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