Five Pesto Polenta Bites with Tomato Bruschetta on a Gray Surface

Pesto Polenta Bites with Tomato Bruschetta

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 20 minutes
  • yield Yield: 10-15 bites 1x
  • category Category: Appetizer
  • method Method: Oven
  • cuisine Cuisine: Italian


These crispy Pesto Polenta Bites with Tomato Bruschetta are the perfect quick, easy and healthy bite-sized appetizer recipe! The fresh flavors will make it hard not to fill up on them!



  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 ready made polenta roll, cut into 1/2” slices
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil pesto

Tomato Bruschetta:

  • 1 pint champagne tomatoes (cherry or grape will work too), diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chiffoned
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Preheat broiler to HIGH.
  2. In a medium bowl, add tomatoes, garlic, fresh basil, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper to taste. Toss everything together and set aside.
  3. Gently brush both sides of the polenta discs and place on a greased baking sheet.
  4. Broil for 7-10 minutes or until slightly browned.
  5. Remove from oven.
  6. Smear 1/2 teaspoon of pesto on each disc and top with fresh tomato bruschetta.
  7. SERVE!

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