Pea Pesto and Burrata Crostini



1 (10 ounce) package of froazen peas, thawed, or 10 ounces fresh peas, blanched and cooled
1/3 cup fresh basil leaves
1/3 cup fresh mint leaves
1 clove garlic, peeled
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Kosher salt and freshly cracked pepper

For the Crostini:

1 baguette, cut into 1/2 inch slices
Olive oil
2 cloves garlic


For assembly:

6 ounces Burrata cheese
Pea tendrils or extra basil and/or mint

To make the pesto:

In a large food processor, combine the peas, basil, mint, garlic, lemon juice and red pepper flakes and season with salt and pepper. Pulse for 45 seconds until the peas are broken down and chunky.

Taste and adjust seasonings.

To make the crostini:

Heat a griddle or large skillet over medium high heat>
Generously drizzle the baguette slices with oil on both sides. Using tongs, transfer the slices of bread to the hot griddle and toast for a few minutes, until golden brown. Flip and toast the bread on the other side for a minute more. Remove the griddle and set aside. Carefully rub the garliciver the tasted bread.


To assemble:

Slather 2 tablespoons of the pea pesto on top of each crostini. Add a tablespoon or two of burrata cheese and garnish with the pea tendrils, mint or basil leaves.


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