Bruschetta with fresh pea pesto

A healthy and filling spread that can be used on, and with just about anything!

Recipe from: 17 July 2012
Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 00:00


  • 2
    frozen peas - blanched for 4 minutes
  • 2
    cloves garlic
  • 1
  • salt and pepper - to taste
  • 1
    fresh basil and mint
  • zest and juice of a lemon
  • 2
    freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1
    loaf ciabatta bread
Servings: Change Serving


Drain the peas and cool in ice water to retain the colour.

Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until you have the acquired consistency - as smooth or as coarse as you like.

Spread on toasted ciabatta and finish off with parmesan shavings, a drizzle of oil and some crushed black pepper.

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