Pea and Mint Pesto Crostini

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READY IN: 15mins
SERVES: 16
YIELD: 16 pieces
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • For the pea pesto: Pulse together the peas, Parmesan, garlic, and mint with 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper in a food processor. With the machine running, slowly add the olive oil until everything is well combined and you have a smooth puree, about 1 minute. Season with additional salt and pepper, if needed. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside.
  • For the crostini: Brush one side of the sliced bread with olive oil and toast it until golden brown and crispy. You can grill the bread if you prefer.
  • Transfer the bread to a serving platter. If necessary, cut the bread slices so that you have slices about 2 inches long. Spread one heaping tablespoon of the pea pesto on each slice. Top each slice with a tomato half or a bit of diced tomato and serve.
  • For maximum crispiness, use day old bread or fresh bread that's been dried out in a 300F oven for about 5 minutes.
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