Brushetta with Minted Pea Puree starts with crispy slices of French baguette and are topped with a pea puree that includes mint, cream cheese, and Parmesan cheese.
All You MARCH 2008
Make toasts: Preheat oven to 375°F. Lay baguette slices out in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, or until dry and crispy. Cut 1 garlic clove in half. Brush one side of each toasted baguette slice lightly with olive oil and rub with cut side of garlic clove. Return toasts to oven for 4 minutes. Cool completely.
Make pea puree: Mince remaining garlic clove. Place peas, minced garlic and 1/3 cup water in pan, bring to boil and cook for 5 minutes. Puree mixture in food processor until smooth. Let cool for 5 minutes. Add mint and process again until mint is blended in. Let cool completely in food processor bowl.
When pea mixture is cool, pulse in cream cheese and Parmesan until combined; season with salt and pepper. When ready to serve, spoon a small amount of puree onto each toast.
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