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Easy Pea Pesto Crostini

 
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A quick and easy spread for crostini - little toasts. Easy to pepare for last minute company. Very fresh and light tasting, quite healthy too!

Yield

6

servings

Prep

8

min

Cook

3

min

Ready

11

min

Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Low Carb
 

Ingredients

For the pea pesto:
10 ounces peas, frozen
defrosted
*
2 cloves garlic
or to taste
cup Parmesan cheese
1 x salt and black pepper
to taste
*
¼ cup olive oil
For the crostini:
8 slices bread, french baguette
whole wheat1/2-inch thick or ciabatta bread, preferably stale
*
cup olive oil
8 each cherry tomatoes
halved, diced

Directions

To make pea pesto:

Add the peas, garlic, Parmesan, salt and black pepper in a food processor, and plus until well blended.

As it's running, gradually add the olive oil until well combined, about 2 minutes. Season with more salt and pepper, if desired.

Transfer to a small bowl and set aside.

To make the crostini:

Preheat a stovetop griddle or grill pan on medium-high heat.

Brush both sides of the sliced bread with olive oil and grill until golden, about 2 minutes.

Arrange the bread to a serving platter and spread about 1½ tablespoons of the pea pesto evenly on each slice.

Place tomato halves on top.

Serve.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 199g (7.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 26783% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 179mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars g
Protein 12g
Vitamin A 28% Vitamin C 36%
Calcium 15% Iron 4%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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