Easy Last Minute New Year's Eve Appetizer

Did you almost forget to bring an appetizer to your party tonight? Give my Sweet Pea Bruschetta a try. All it takes is a bag of frozen peas. This one just happens to be my favorite because it's so versatile - you can add grated Parmesan cheese, a roasted cherry tomato, or even pomegranate seeds to garnish. I like mine on a wasabi cracker for a little extra kick! 

Sweet Pea Bruschetta


  • 3 cups frozen petit peas
  • 1 cup mint
  • 1/2 cup parsley
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Optional: 1 tsp maple syrup or a dash of tobasco

Put 2 1/2 cup peas -(I suggest you  throw peas in microwave to defrost for about 30 seconds otherwise mixture stays pretty cold for a while) and all other ingredients except for oil in cuisinart and process until smoothish then add in oil then add in the remaining 1/2 cup peas and process so it's a little chunky or if you want it smoother-just process more.

Then, taking a small disher, I scoop small mounds of pea dip onto a wasabi cracker.

 Optional: garnish with halves of grilled shrimp.

Happy New Year everyone! See you in 2016!