Sweet Pea Ricotta Bruschetta


For a vibrant, vegetarian appetizer, top baguette slices with soft cheeses and a mint-pea spread.

Total Time:
40 mins


  • 1 small lemon

  • 1 ½ cup fresh or frozen shelled peas

  • 2 tablespoon sugar

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

  • 3 mint leaves

  • 1 cup ricotta cheese

  • 2 ounce soft goat cheese (chevre), crumbled

  • Sea salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • 12 ounce baguette-style French bread, sliced into twenty 1/2-inch-thick pieces

  • 1 large clove garlic, halved

  • 2 - 3 small radishes, cut into thin strips (optional)

  • Pea shoots (optional)


  1. Finely shred peel from lemon and juice lemon; set aside. In a medium saucepan, bring water to boiling. Add peas and sugar. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Cover; simmer for 2 to 4 minutes or until just tender. Drain. Transfer to a large bowl of ice water to cool. Drain well. Add peas, 2 tablespoons of the oil, the lemon juice, and mint to a food processor. Cover and process until smooth (mixture should be the consistency of hummus; add a little warm water, if needed). Season to taste with salt and pepper; set aside.

  2. In a small mixing bowl stir together lemon peel, ricotta, and goat cheese. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  3. Brush bread slices with the remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Toast in a grill pan or under the broiler, turning once. Rub each warm bread slice with cut side of garlic.

  4. To assemble, spread ricotta mixture over each slice of bread and top with pea mixture. If desired, garnish with radishes and pea shoots.

    Sweet Pea Ricotta Bruschetta


Transfer pea mixture and ricotta mixture to separate storage containers. Cover and chill for up to 24 hours. Let pea mixture stand at room temperature for 1 hour before serving; stir before topping bruschetta.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

210 Calories
10g Fat
22g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 210
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 278mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 5.8mg 29%
Calcium 68mg 5%
Iron 0.6mg 3%
Potassium 101mg 2%
Folate, total 19.9mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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