Pesto Pizza Toast

When Toast Tuesday and National Pizza Day land on the same day, it’s only fitting to put pizza on toast. That’s why we made a gut-healthy Pesto Pizza Toast with fresh basil, vine-ripened tomatoes, and tangy farmer cheese. Basil has vitamin K, which is an essential nutrient that supports bone, cognitive, and heart health. Tomatoes are a good source of potassium, folate, and vitamin C. Farmer cheese has 13 grams of protein per serving and 12 live and active probiotic cultures that may support balance in the gut microbiome and a strong immune system. It’s the gut-health benefits that make this one of the pesto pizzas around!

Cultured Dairy: The Nutrition Benefits You Actually Need to Know

With increasing research linking the correlation between probiotics, gut health, and immunity, it’s no secret that the integrity of our gut is vital to our health. Although additional factors such as stress, antibiotic usage, and individual health conditions can contribute to the condition of our gut, a focus on healthy food choices is one of the easiest ways to support the microbiome.

Several studies have shown a strong association between the gut-brain-microbiota. Probiotics introduced to the gut have been found to support immunityimprove allergies, and improve digestion.

Studies have shown that reduced diversity of healthy gut bacteria during early years is associated with an increase in food allergies during school-age years. In addition, kefir made from whole fat milk helps absorb key nutrients such as Vitamins A, D, E, and K. Vitamin K is important because it helps your bones absorb calcium. It’s important to know that kefir contains a special trio: vitamin D, K, and calcium – all three crucial elements to support bone health.

Servings: 2-4


  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Toss cherry tomatoes with olive oil and salt and scatter onto a baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 mins or till tomatoes caramelize and start to break down.
  2. In a food processor or blender make blend all pesto ingredients together.
  3. Toast sliced sourdough bread and slather with Farmer Cheese, pesto, and roasted tomatoes. You can garnish with basil leaves and chunky salt.