Pea, Mint and Parmesan Crostini

Pea, Mint and Parmesan Crostini
Recipe Type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Andrea
Serves: 12
  • 12 slices of baguette bread
  • 1/2 garlic clove
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen peas, thawed
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Shaved Parmesan
  • Torn mint
  • A few drops of balsamic vinegar
  1. Grill 12 slices bread and rub with garlic clove.
  2. Blanch peas in a large saucepan of boiling salted water until just tender, about 2 minutes for fresh peas and 1 minute for frozen.
  3. Drain peas; transfer to a bowl. Season with kosher salt and extra-virgin olive oil and mash with the back of a fork.
  4. Spread about 1 tablespoon mixture over each toast. Garnish with shaved Parmesan, torn mint, and a few drops of balsamic vinegar.
You can substitute fresh fava or edamame for the peas.


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