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!