Crostini - pea & broad bean purée with pecorino

Crostini with pea and bean puree

Serves 12

  • 1 small handful mint leaves, plus extra to serve

  • 1 handful podded peas

  • 1 handful broad beans

  • 1 large handful freshly grated pecorino or Parmesan, plus extra to serve

  • extra virgin olive oil

  • lemon juice

  • salt

  • pepper

  • crostini

In a pestle and mortar or a food processor, smash up a small handful of mint leaves with 2 good handfuls of freshly podded peas and broad beans until they look like mushy peas. Add a large handful of freshly grated pecorino or Parmesan, then loosen with a couple of good lugs of extra virgin olive oil and balance the flavours with a little lemon juice, salt and pepper. Smear this over each of your hot crostini and finish with some grated pecorino or Parmesan and a little mint – genius!



See my crostini recipe.

Nutritional Information

Crostini - pea & broad bean purée with pecorino

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These spring flavours are so good together, especially with a little sprinkle of cheese to finish
Serves 12
10m
Super easy
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In a pestle and mortar or a food processor, smash up a small handful of mint leaves with 2 good handfuls of freshly podded peas and broad beans until they look like mushy peas. Add a large handful of freshly grated pecorino or Parmesan, then loosen with a couple of good lugs of extra virgin olive oil and balance the flavours with a little lemon juice, salt and pepper. Smear this over each of your hot crostini and finish with some grated pecorino or Parmesan and a little mint – genius!

See my crostini recipe.

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Nutritional Information Amount per serving:
  • Calories 132 7%
  • Carbs 11.8g 5%
  • Sugar 1.6g 2%
  • Fat 7.9g 11%
  • Saturates 1.1g 6%
  • Protein 2.8g 6%
Of an adult's reference intake

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