Summer time for me means sipping chilled wine on the patio and munching on vibrant trays of foods with family and friends. I’m going to share one of my favorite and most show stopping crostinis with you, Lemony Pea Mash! Just look at the color, I know you want one!
Lemony Pea Mash Crostinis only take 20 minutes to prepare and provide s sharp pop of color to your table. Serve them alone or weave them on a variety tray. Try Smoked Salmon Pesto Crackers or Beef Carpaccio Crostinis. Lemony Pea Mash Crostinis pair wonderfully with a crispy, slightly fruity, chilled white wine.
- 2 cups frozen peas thawed
- 2 garlic cloves coarsely chopped
- 1/4 flat leaf parsley
- 3 tablespoons virgin olive oil divided
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup water
- Zest of two lemons divided
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
- 20 crostinis
Combine peas, garlic, parsley, 1 tablespoon virgin olive oil, salt and water to a medium sauce pan. Bring to a simmer, stirring for 5-7 minutes or until parsley is wilted and garlic is starting to soften.
Strain, reserving liquid, and add solids to a food processor. Add zest of one lemon, lemon juice and remaining two tablespoons virgin olive oil to mixture and puree. Mixture will be a paste, add reserved liquid until it is a spreadable consistency.
Remove and refrigerate until ready to serve.
When ready to serve, spread generously on a crostinis. Sprinkle with crushed red pepper and remaining lemon zest. If desired, drizzle with additional virgin olive oil.
Adapted from Bon Appetite.