Recipes

Ricotta Pea Spread


March 24, 2017 By:
Prep:
15 minutes
Cook:
20 minutes
Serves:
Makes 24 to 30 appetizers
A fresh and easy appetizer for a springtime gathering.

Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Cook the frozen peas according to the package directions but do not overcook.
  2. Drain the peas and rinse with cold water, then set aside to continue cooling.
  3. In a small bowl, place the melted butter, the 1/8 teaspoon salt, the 1/8 teaspoon pepper, and garlic powder, and mix.
  4. Brush the butter mixture on both sides of each slice of French bread.
  5. Place the bread slices on a baking sheet and bake in a 375-degree oven for approximately 10 minutes or until they are nicely browned on each side (you may wish to flip the slices partway through the cooking time).
  6. In a food processor, place the cooked peas, the onion, the ricotta, the olive oil, the salt, pepper, and the Parmesan (reserve approximately 3 tablespoons of Parmesan for garnish), puree until smooth.
  7. Serve the spread on the slices of French bread and top with a bit of Parmesan cheese.