Green Pea Crostini

Green Pea Crostini is a great appetizer for spring or summer!

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This has been a whirlwind of a week. Hayden and I visited Pampers headquarters Wednesday-Friday and had an AMAZING time! He was a trooper being on-the-go for 17 hours/day. I didn’t bring a carseat or stroller so it was just my arms or the Ergo for him. Oh and his new thing is to blow bubbles…which is precisely what he’s doing in the photo below:

Caroline and Hayden at Pampers | chocolateandcarrots.com

When we got back home, we immediately started potty training Liam. Boy, has that ever been fun! I never knew how excited I would feel seeing someone pee or how many times in a day I would ask, “Do you have to go the potty?”.

Joys of motherhood.

Green Pea Crostini | chocolateandcarrots.com

Anyway.

I’m not your typical parent how gets satisfaction with a glass of wine after the children are in bed. I’m the one either with a bowl full of popcorn and m&m’s or some insanely buttered green pea crostini.

Yep, the fresh green pea spread is hiding the glistening melted butter that is toasted to perfection on this hearty slice of toast. It makes my mouth water all over again just thinking about it!

Green Pea Crostini | chocolateandcarrots.com

Green Pea Crostini is really a great appetizer for spring and summer. The freshness you get with the beautiful bright green pea spread and the lovely crunch of the crisp radish on top is perfection. For those who are not vegetarians, the salty chunks of bacon on top is the ‘icing on the cake’, so to speak.

Green Pea Crostini | chocolateandcarrots.com

I was inspired to make this lovely piece of work after we got approximately 592 radishes in our CSA boxes. So. Many. Radishes. However, I never knew how much I loved them until I started pairing them with other flavors and textures.

Such a beautiful root. I hope you get a chance to try this elegant and simple recipe for your next dinner party…or shoot, just make it as a well deserved afternoon snack!

Green Pea Crostini | chocolateandcarrots.com

Green Pea Costini

Ingredients

  • 1 cup thawed frozen peas
  • 2 ounces plain goat cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 multigrain baguette, sliced on an angle
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2-3 small radishes (this is a french breakfast radish), sliced thin
  • 2 slices of cooked bacon, crumbled
  • (optional) fresh thyme

How-To

  1. In a blender or food processor, pulse the thawed peas, goat cheese, salt and pepper until it’s a spreadable consistency, but still slightly chunky.
  2. With your broiler on low, toast the bread with the butter on top until golden brown.
  3. Spread the pea spread on the toasted and buttered bread.
  4. Top with radish slices, bacon and thyme.
  5. Serve warm or cold.
  6. Store in an air tight container in the fridge.

Servings: 12 slices

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1 comment

  1. Glad you guys had a good trip! What a trooper. Oh potty training- SO much fun! I swear I know the location of every bathroom in our town ;). These look so delicious! I’ll take two (plus some popcorn with M&Ms please ;)). We need a play date!

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