Sweet Pea & Mint Crostini


Sweet Pea & Mint Crostini

These crostini have such a fresh flavor and are lovely to serve as an appetizer or a light lunch. Sweet peas and mint combine beautifully and the smooth ricotta combine with orange essence make these both savory and a little sweet.

  • Ingredients
  • 1 baguette, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 1 cup mint
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest

directions:

Set your oven onto a low broil. Place the baguette slices on a cookie sheet and spread with butter and garlic. Broil for 2-3 minutes on a low rack until golden brown. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool. Place the peas, mint, olive oil, orange juice and salt and pepper into a food processor and pulse until blended but still a little chunky. Taste and adjust the seasoning with additional salt & pepper as needed. Spread the ricotta onto the baguette slices and top with pea mixture. Sprinkle with orange zest.

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