Smashed Pea Crostini

Smashed Pea Crostini
Smashed Pea Crostini

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • Ingredients

  • 1

    baguette ,

  • 1/3

    cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1

    cup fresh peas

  • 1

    cup ricotta cheese

  • 1/4

    cup finely grated Parmesan cheese

  • 3

    tbsp packed fresh mint leaves

  • 2

    tsp lemon juice

  • 1

    clove garlic ,

  • 1/2

    tsp salt

  • 1/2

    tsp pepper

  • 2

    oz Parmesan cheese , cut into shavings

Directions

Cut baguette into 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick slices; arrange on baking sheet. Brush with 2 tbsp (25 mL) of the oil. Broil, turning once, until golden and crisp, about 2 minutes. Set aside. In saucepan of boiling salted water, cook peas just until tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain and chill in ice water; drain well. In food processor, puree together ricotta, remaining oil, grated Parmesan, mint, lemon juice, garlic (if using), salt and pepper. Pulse in peas until crushed but still chunky. Top each crostini with some of the pea mixture. Garnish with Parmesan shavings.

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