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Macro view of a slice of Italian bread made into a bruchetta with Camembert cheese, a pistachio-based pesto sauce, and cherry tomatoes.

Camembert Cheese and Pistachio Basil Pesto Bruschetta

  • Author: Raquel Smith
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 5 slices 1x


An incredibly delicious and simple appetizer recipe. Camembert cheese and tomatoes are baked on top of some bread, then it’s all topped with a crunchy pistachio basil pesto. This will be your favorite new appetizer!


  • 1/4 cup shelled salt and pepper roasted pistachios*
  • 1/3 cup basil leaves, lightly packed
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp lime juice (or lemon juice)
  • pinch salt
  • 10 oz baguette
  • 1/2 lb Camembert cheese
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Combine the pistachios and basil in a food processor. Pulse until crumbly. Add the olive oil and lime juice, and pulse until combined. Taste, add a pinch of salt if necessary, and set aside.
  3. Rinse the tomatoes well and cut them in half, or slice them into a few pieces if they are large. Cut the baguette at an angle into 1/2-inch-wide slices. Spread each piece with a layer of the cheese, then top with a few tomato halves.
  4. Arrange on a baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the tomatoes are soft. Remove from the oven, top with a bit of the pesto, and serve immediately.


I buy the salt and pepper roasted pistachios from Costco. They are amazing. But, if you don’t have these on hand, just use whatever roasted pistachios you can find and add a fair amount of salt and freshly ground black pepper to the pesto. As always, add gradually and taste frequently!

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: camembert, pistachio, pesto, bruschetta