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Ricotta and Sweet Pea Toasts

Photo: Jennifer Causey
Yield

Serves 4 (serving size: 2 toasts)

We could all use a vibrant dose of green during the cold months. Thankfully, frozen green peas are available year-round. Blend with creamy ricotta and mint for a quick spread on toasted baguette slices. Double the mixture to spread on sandwiches or your morning toast, or use as a dip for whole-grain crackers.

Ingredients

  • 8 (1/4-oz.) slices whole-wheat French bread baguette
  • 1/2 cup frozen green peas, thawed
  • 1/3 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 111
  • fat 6.6 g
  • satfat 1.5 g
  • monofat 4 g
  • polyfat 0.6 g
  • protein 4 g
  • carbohydrate 10 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 5 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 226 mg
  • calcium 52 mg
  • sugars 1 g
  • Est. Added Sugars 0 g

How to Make It

  1. Preheat broiler to high.

  2. Arrange bread on a baking sheet; broil 1 minute on each side or until toasted.

  3. Place peas and remaining ingredients in a mini food processor; pulse until almost smooth. Spread pea mixture evenly over toasts.