Here is a great appetizer for easy entertaining. Cooked Perfect Homestyle Meatballs on a crostini slathered with fresh basil pesto, mozzarella and heirloom tomatoes. These crostinis are perfect for your next party!
Into a food processor place all ingredients except for the oil. Pulse ingredients on low until everything is starting to get the proper consistency. Then slowly pour in the olive oil. It's important that this is down slowly since olive oil can become bitter and emulsify if processed too quickly.
Once processed remove from the processor and put into a storage container such as a jar. Add a splash of lemon juice and stir. Add salt and pepper to taste approximately ¼ tsp salt and ⅛ tsp black pepper.
Lightly brush bread slices with olive oil then place bread slices under broiler or in toaster oven and cook until golden brown on both sides.
While toasted bread cools, heat meatballs in microwave as directed.
Mix tomatoes, basil and garlic salt in a small bowl and set aside. Divide basil pesto over all the pieces of toasted bread. Then cut meatballs in half and place two halves on top of each piece of bread. Top with mozzarella cheese. Place tray of crostinis under the broiler for 5 minutes or until the cheese is nice and melted.
After cheese has melted, remove from the broiler and finish with the fresh tomato and basil mixture. Serve immediately and enjoy!