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Minted Pea Crostini Recipe

Minted Pea Crostini

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Makes a great starter as part of a tapas platter, but works equally well on its own as a light and delicious snack.

  • Makes : 6 |
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  • Prep Time : 15 mins |
  • Cook Time : 10 mins
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1 baguette

2 Tbsp (30 ml) olive oil

Maldon salt and freshly ground black pepper

Purée

½ C fresh mint, using the leaves only

1 C fresh peas

½ C Parmesan cheese, grated plus a little for serving

3 Tbsp (45 ml) olive oil

lemon juice to taste

Maldon salt and freshly ground black pepper

Few mint leaves, finely chopped, for garnish (optional)

Preheat the oven to 200 °C.

Cut the baguette diagonally into thick slices, brush with olive oil and sprinkle with Maldon salt and a grinding of black pepper. Place on an oven tray and bake in the oven for a few minutes until golden brown.

Purée the mint leaves and the peas using a pestle and mortar or in a food processor, until the mixture is smooth. Add the Parmesan and the olive oil. Mix well and a little lemon juice, salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste.

To serve, spread some of the purée onto the hot crostini and garnish with Parmesan cheese and mint.