Smashed Pea Crostini Smashed Pea Crostini

Smashed Pea Crostini 150 Image by: Smashed Pea Crostini 150 Author: Canadian Living

The classic combination of mint and peas makes for a lovely summery appetizer bursting with freshness.

  • Portion size 40 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: June 2009



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.

Nutritional facts Pper piece: about

  • Sodium 114 mg
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 56.0
  • Total fat 3 g
  • Potassium 28 mg
  • Cholesterol 5 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 4 g


  • Iron 2.0
  • Folate 4.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Vitamin A 2.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
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Smashed Pea Crostini