Tuesday, June 26, 2012

From my kitchen: Pea, mint and Parmesan crostini

I cook a dinner almost every night of the week, and it really doesn't bother me (quite the contrary - I love to cook for my fiancé!), but even I like to take a day off from the real cooking, and whip up something quick, easy and delicious to devour alfresco on our balcony. I especially love those recipes that don't require me to make a trip to the grocery store because I already have all the necessary ingredients at home. And that was exactly the case with this delicious pea crostini with mint and Parmesan.

I still had a bowl of fresh sweet peas from my parents' garden, the fresh mint is growing in a pot on our balcony, and there is always some Parmesan in our fridge for those impromptu pasta nights. 
This is what you'll need if you want to give it a try:

Pea, mint and Parmesan crostini

* slices of fresh baguette
* 1/2 garlic clove
* 1 cup fresh peas
* salt
* 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
* parmesan (grated)
* mint leaves
* balsamic vinegar

1. Rub the slices of bread with garlic clove (you can also grill them before).
2. Blanch peas in a large saucepan of boiling salted water for 2 minutes.
3. Drain peas, season with salt, olive oil and mash with the back of a fork. Add torn mint leaves and grated parmesan.
4. Spread the mixture over each toast. You can add a mint leaf a slice of parmesan and a few drops of balsamic vinegar.

Bon appétit!


26 comments:

  1. I mean,,,, seriously? You are playing Russian Roulette with my taste buds and foodie soul! I can just hear the crackle of that bread when you slice it and smell the fresh mint..ahahh! You tease you!!
    Thanks for the recipe. I have added it to the repertoire for this weekend!


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  2. Yummyyyy!! You always make the most delicious things :)

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  3. looks delicious!

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  4. I'm so impressed that you cook everyday, I wish I had the energy. Looks delicious and I might have to add it to my recipe list.

    Amy

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  5. I want one of them now!^^ have a nice day dear!:*

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  6. That looks very yummy and healthy!



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  7. This looks delicious and I'm going to try this :)

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  8. An unusual combination for my taste buds, but it is simple and intriguing. I am thinking a nice bottle of French rosé?

    Bises,
    Genie

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  9. Yum! Looks good :) Love the simplicity

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  10. This looks amazing!!! Cant wait to make it!!!
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  11. this looks really tasty. I cook almost every night too which I am fine with as long as my husband does the dishes :)

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  12. Yum - looks very tasty - perfect for summer

    Joanne

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  13. That looks gorgeous - I've now put it on a list of things to try making! :)

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  14. This looks so delicious!

    Laura xo

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  15. oh dang. this looks amazing! Definitely going to have to make this soon :)

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  16. This looks great! I love days off of real cooking :) I'm thinking of trying a similar crostini idea but with goat cheese and avocado...

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  17. mmmmmm nice post...
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  18. Yummy! Looks amazing!

    Rebecca

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  19. Oh my goodness, that looks so delicious! I especially like how much that green stands out. Will definitely have to try making this ASAP! :)
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  21. You make the best stuff! I would never think of something this delicious! Looks so yummy!

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