Pea and Mint Crostini

Pea and Mint Crostini

Instructions geared for ages & up Early spring vegetables like peas remind us that spring is soon to arrive. Peas are a wonderful choice for a home garden - super simple to grow and produce very fast.


  • 12 Slices of baguette bread
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 garlic clove
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen peas thawed
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • Shaved Parmesan
  • Fresh mint leaves roughly chopped
  • Balsamic vinegar


  • Have child(ren) collect ingredients.
  • Blanch peas in a large saucepan of boiling salted water until just tender, about 2 minutes for fresh peas and 1 minute for frozen.
  • Have older child(ren) or adult drain peas; transfer to a bowl. Let younger child(ren) season with kosher salt and 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil and mash with the back of a fork.
  • Have child(ren) brush both sides of bread slices lightly with olive oil. Grill bread and while still warm, rub with garlic clove.
  • Have child(ren) spread about 1 tablespoon mixture over each toast. Garnish with shaved Parmesan, roughly chopped mint, and a light splash of balsamic vinegar.