Sweet Pea Crostini

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.


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

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