This little snack I just made is so yummy that I couldn’t wait to share it! Yesterday I watched Ina Garten make these Savory Palmiers on her show Barefoot Contessa, and I thought it was a perfect use for the large container of leftover coriander/cilantro pesto I had in the fridge. I didn’t quite follow the recipe as I added Borsin Garlic & Herb cheese instead of goat cheese, and my pesto isn’t basil pesto. And I added walnuts instead of pine nuts. But hey – same idea and brilliant result. They aren’t as ‘pretty’ as hers came out, but oh my goodness I love puff pastry! Thank goodness for the person who thought to sell ready made puff pastry.. I have so much more respect for it after making my own at LCB last summer. It’s always perfectly flaky and crisp and buttery. I literally just took these out of the oven and “had to” test one.. And then I had to have just one more to be sure they were okay.. And I’m trying desperately not to have anymore before Chris comes home
I highly recommend making this as a warm hors d’oeuvres for a dinner party. You could easily skip the sun dried tomatoes and maybe use roasted bell peppers. Some of the reviews use feta in place of goat cheese. There are definitely a lot of possibilities, but no matter what they’re yummy! Just make sure that you don’t keep opening the oven when they cook or they may not rise. But do keep an eye on them. Also be careful not to get too much of the pesto oil when you’re brushing it on.
P.S. I used coriander/cilantro pesto in this which I made exactly like a basil pesto. It had leftover coriander/cilantro, walnuts, garlic, parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and extra virgin olive oil. When I googled coriander/cilantro pesto there were lots of different variations. Most are Asian style but this one from Bobby Flay is more Italian and has parsley in it as well.