Italian Pesto Snack Board

Snacks can’t ruin your appetite for dinner when the snacks are your dinner! Next time you’re looking for an easy meal or snack, pull together a few essential Italian ingredients, toast some bread and dig in to this perfectly arranged snack board.

Serves: 4Prep: 10 minutesCook: 10 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 8 ounces crusty Italian bread, cut into ¼”-thick slices
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1⁄4 cup Private Selection™ Basil Pesto
  • 6 ounces Private Selection™ Genoa Salami
  • 8 ounces sugar snap peas
  • 1 red or orange bell pepper, cut into thick strips


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Brush baking sheet with enough olive oil to coat lightly. Arrange bread slices in single layer. Brush with remaining olive oil; season with salt and pepper.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned and crisp.
  • Meanwhile, stir together ricotta cheese and pesto. Transfer to serving bowl.
  • Arrange toasted bread, salami, vegetables and ricotta dip on serving platter.
  • Refrigerate leftovers.