Pea Pesto Crostini

These pea pesto crostini are delicious as dippers in soups. These also make fabulous appetizers.

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Ingredients

  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen Organic Peas
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground Black pepper, plus more to taste
  • 2/3 cup Olive oil
  • 8 (1/2-inch-thick) slices French baguette or Ciabatta bread
  • 8 Cherry tomatoes, halved, or 1 small tomato, sliced

Directions

For the Pesto

Place peas in a saucepan, add enough cold water to cover. Bring to boil, turn down heat to medium-low and cook for 7 minutes. Drain well.

Place into the food processor and add garlic, Parmesan cheese, salt (optional), and pepper. With the machine running, slowly add 1/3 cup of the olive oil and continue to mix until well combined, 1 to 2 minutes. Season with more salt and pepper, if needed. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside.

For the crostini

Preheat a skillet over medium-high.

Brush both sides of each of the bread slices with the remaining 1/3 cup olive oil and grill until golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Spread each bread slice with 1 to 2 tablespoons of pesto. Top each crostini with tomatoes and serve.

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