Seasonal Crostini with Crushed Peas, Mint, and Mozzarella Cheese

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Lois H.: "This topping delivers an almost nutty flavor and…" Read More
8Ingredients
790Calories
25Minutes

This is often the case when the kids get out of a long day of school and on the hunt for something to eat. This Seasonal Crostini with Crushed Peas, Mint, and Mozzarella Cheese recipe is the perfect ticket to keep your kids eating healthy but giving them the flavor they are looking for. Let us know about your experience cooking this Seasonal Crostini with Crushed Peas, Mint, and Mozzarella Cheese recipe in the comments below. You can also give this recipe a star rating.

Ingredients

  • 1 kilogram fresh peas (in pods, about 300 grams shelled)
  • 1 bunch fresh mint
  • 50 grams grated pecorino (or Parmesan cheese)
  • 1 lemon juice
  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • 2 buffalo mozzarella (big balls)
  • pea shoots
  • olive oil

Directions

  1. Shell the peas. Crush them in a mortar a few at a time.
  2. Add half the mint leaves, and a pinch of salt, and continue to mix to make a thick paste.
  3. Pour into a large bowl and add a little olive oil (2-3 tablespoons) to get an easy to spread paste.
  4. Add the grated Parmesan cheese and mix to a nice paste.
  5. If necessary, add a little olive oil to make the mixture thinner.
  6. Pour in 3/4 lemon juice.
  7. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Toast the bread slices on both sides.
  9. Spread the mashed peas on the bread.
  10. Cover each slice of bread with half a mozzarella ball.
  11. Season the pea shoots, and remaining mint leaves, with the rest of the lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  12. Arrange the salad on the crostini.
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NutritionView more

790Calories
Sodium50%DV1200mg
Fat49%DV32g
Protein92%DV47g
Carbs25%DV76g
Fiber60%DV15g

PER SERVING *

Calories790Calories from Fat290
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat32g49%
Saturated Fat16g80%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol90mg30%
Sodium1200mg50%
Potassium870mg25%
Protein47g92%
Calories from Fat290
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate76g25%
Dietary Fiber15g60%
Sugars18g36%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(1)

Yummly User
Lois H. 9 Jul 2015
This topping delivers an almost nutty flavor and then you get a hint of mint. It’s very unique in flavor and a great recipe to use for appetizers.