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Edamame and Pear Crostini 

Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 20 mins
Total time 25 mins
Yield Makes 10 servings (1 serving: 3 crostini)
This easy appetizer  features toasted baguette slices topped with a mixture of edamame, cheese and fresh minced pear.

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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.