I adore peas. Bright green spring peas. If you do too, try this SOUTHERN LIVING recipe for Sweet Pea Crostini...
(kind of like sweet pea humus... if you are a humus-lover like me.) Super easy and delicious.
SWEET PEA CROSTINI
2 (9 oz.) packages frozen sweet peas, thawed
3 garlic cloves, chopped
3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
40 French bread baguette slices, toasted
1/2 cup (2 oz.) crumbled blue cheese or goat cheese
1. Place peas and garlic in a food processor; with processor running, pour oil through food chute in a slow, steady stream, processing until smooth. Stir in lemon juice; season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and chill 2 hours.
2. Spoon pea mixture onto toasted baguette slices; sprinkle with cheese.
If you are prone to leaving the baguette slices unattended under the broiler (I plead guilty here), then have a box of dill-flavored Triscuits on hand to pinch hit.
I served it in pink-stemmed martini glasses, garnished with mint...to nice effect, I think.
The headiness of spring.!
Oh, and before I forget THIS...
If you're in the mood for garden touring, do come visit mine next Saturday morning, April 21 at 10:30. To register and get more details, contact WILSHIRE GARDEN MARKET, 405-879-1121
Labels: Sweet Pea Crostini, sweet peas