Edamame and Pear Crostini  

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 from CarbLovers Diet

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Total: 25 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 241
  • Fat: 8.9g
  • Saturated fat: 1.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6g
  • Cholesterol: 16mg
  • Protein: 12g
  • Carbohydrate: 29g
  • Sugars: 2g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Iron: 4mg
  • Sodium: 445mg


  • 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


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. 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. 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.
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