Panetone's Color of the Year: Greenery

Greenery is Panetone's Color of the Year, symbolizing new beginnings and revitalization.

With a divided social and political 2017, Greenery invokes a sense of calm and tranquility that will inspire you in the new year. The color is a versatile shade that adds a bright pop of color to neutrals, metallics, and darker shades. In the new year, I have incorporated it into my cooking and florals! 

 

Check out how I'm embracing Pantone's Color of the Year in my newest column in House Beautiful. Frozen sweet peas never looked (or tasted) so good with my Sweet Pea Bruschetta. It's delicious with crackers, or it can be used as a base for soups, sandwiches, and more!

Sweet Pea Spread

  • 2 scallions, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger (use a Microplane)
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons yellow miso
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 pound frozen baby peas
  • Salt and pepper to taste

 

Put everything but cashews, peas, salt and pepper in a food processor and pulse until blended. Add the cashews and 1 1/2 cups of peas. Pulse until chunky, then pulse in the rest of the peas to your desired consistency. Season to taste. To make this canapé, dollop the spread on crackers of your choice.

How to Use This Sweet Pea Spread

  1. Make sweet pea soup! Just add chicken broth and veggies.
  2. Plate chicken or fish on top of it for a pop of beautiful color.
  3. Mix it into pasta, adding Parmesan and lemon zest.
  4. Smear it on a sandwich as a healthy condiment.
  5. Swirl it with sour cream for a quick dip. Fantastic!