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“From the Chicago Tribune, via the NYT. Apparently this has been declared one of the year's best recipes.It originated in a wine bar in NYC. I have not tried it yet, but it sounds quite appealing. Prep time is estimated.”
READY IN:
1hr
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Spread walnuts on a baking sheet and slide into a 350 deg oven. Toast, shaking once or twice, until fragrant, crisp and brown, 13 minutes.
  2. Slice the garlic the long way, degerm if necessary. Strip leaves off the thyme sprigs.
  3. WIth food processor running, drop garlic down the chute. Add tomatoes and pulse to bits. Add walnuts, thyme leaves, cheese and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Pulse, not too finely. Stir in vinegar and oil.
  4. Slice12 pieces of bread. Coat a cast-iron skillet with a thin fim of olive oil. Heat over medium-high heat. Add bread and toast golden, 1 minute per side. Repeat with remaining slices.
  5. Spread each slice of bread with a spoonful of pesto. Sprinkle with salt.

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