Edamame and Pear Crostini

 

 Recipe
This easy appetizer  features toasted baguette slices topped with a mixture of edamame, cheese and fresh minced pear.

Yield:

Makes 10 servings (1 serving: 3 crostini)

Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 20 Minutes
Total: 25 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 241
Fat 8.9 g
Satfat 1.7 g
Monofat 4.4 g
Polyfat 0.6 g
Cholesterol 16 mg
Protein 12 g
Carbohydrate 29 g
Sugars 2 g
Fiber 4 g
Iron 4 mg
Sodium 445 mg

Ingredients

1 (16-ounce) bag frozen shelled edamame
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, divided
1 cup chopped fresh mint, plus additional for garnish
1/2 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (12-ounce) baguette, thinly sliced
1-2 large Bartlett pears, peeled and diced

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 375°.

2. Cook edamame in salted boiling water for 10 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon, and place in ice water; drain. Set aside 1/4 cup whole edamame; process the remainder in a food processor until coarsely chopped. Combine mashed edamame with reserved whole edamame, 3 tablespoons oil, 1 cup mint, cheese, salt, and pepper.

3. Place baguette slices on a baking sheet, brush lightly with remaining 1 tablespoon oil, and bake for 10 minutes. Top each baguette slice with 1 tablespoon edamame mixture and 2 teaspoons pear. Garnish with additional mint, if desired.

Note:

Donatella Arpaia,

December 2011
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