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Pesto, Spinach and Tomato Garlic Bread Appetizer

My sister served me the most delicious appetizer at my nephew’s birthday party.  She placed a tray in front of me that had a “loaded” garlic bread surrounded by sliced lemons.  I thought the lemons were an odd choice of garnish until she explained that you need to squeeze a fresh slice of lemon over the bread right before you eat it.  It really brings out the flavors of the spinach, tomato and garlic.  It sounded strange to me, but one bite and I was hooked!  This is an easy go to appetizer that will definitely please a crowd.

Pesto, Spinach and Tomato Garlic Bread Appetizer

1 loaf of frozen garlic bread, sliced horizontally
1/4 cup homemade or store bought pesto
1 medium tomato, seeded and diced
1/2 cup frozen spinach, thawed and drained
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
2 lemons

Spread a thin layer of pesto sauce over the two halves of the frozen bread.  Add the diced tomatoes and spinach evenly on top.  Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
Bake at 375 until the cheese melts and the bread is toasty, about 10-15 minutes.

Slice the bread into pieces and serve with lemon wedges.

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