After serving this bite sized appetizer at countless parties, I came to the conclusion that my Sweet Pea Bruschetta was an all time favorite. When passing them around on trays, they were always the first to be snatched up. Just this past weekend, I worked an event where they were devoured. Below is a picture of one of my amazing workers, Hannah putting together a gorgeous tray of them. So rather than just sharing the delicious hors d'oeuvre with my clients, I knew I had to share it with all my fellow foodies. Enjoy and remember, this dish can be served fancy on bite sized wasabi crackers or casually in a bowl with crackers to dip into them. Whatever the occasion, this is the perfect starter.
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 (You can buy one on my OpenSky page HERE!), I scoop small mounds of pea dip onto a wasabi cracker.
Voila! Le Petit Pea Dip
Optional: garnish with halves of grilled shrimp
This too can be served as a sauce over pasta or on top of fish or chicken