Monday, May 3, 2010

Ruby Tuesday Photo: Pea Pesto Crostini with Tomato

My family loves pesto... so sad over the winter when we have no basil growing in the garden. When I saw this recipe on one of Giada's foodtv shows, I knew I had to try it.


In a food processor, pulse:

one 10-ounce package of frozen peas, defrosted
one garlic clove (I roasted my garlic first)
1/2 cup grated parmesan (I used a bit more)
one teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/3 cup olive oil (or as much needed for correct consistency

Crostini: Brush 1/2 inch slices of ciabatta bread or baguette with olive oil and grill till toasty.

Spread desired amount of pesto on the crostini and top with tomato slices.

This pesto is sweet and the texture reminds me more of hummus than basil pesto.

So simple to prepare, a beautiful presentation and fabulously delicious.

Thank you for another winner, Giada!

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  1. Now this is yummy. I love pesto and hubby love hummus. Gonna for sure try this one. Thanks for sharing! Happy RRT!


  2. Y' all my years, I don't think I've ever tried it. This looks divine!

    My Ruby Tuesday is a joke [PG-13] today. Do come by for a visit, won't you?!!


  3. It's certainly a colorful dish and perfect for a Ruby Tuesday.

  4. that looks really colorful and yummy! i'd like to try a slice :) happy RT!

  5. Wow, yummy!
    This is indeed a very informative blog and great shots!

    Thanks for sharing...

  6. How colorful. I bet they taste good too.

  7. My daughter loves pesto too and I have a lot of basil in the garden. I will definitely give this a try. TFS!

    Happy RT!

    Mine is here.

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