Crostini with pea purée, rocket & broad beans

Crostini with pea purée, rocket & broad beans

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 5 mins


Serves 6
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Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal383
  • fat20g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs37g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre7g
  • protein16g
  • salt1.95g


  • 200g double-podded broad bean
    Broad beans

    Broad bean

    braw-d be-en

    A member of the legume family, broad beans are pretty hardy and adaptable – they grow in…

  • 400g frozen pea
  • 85g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 100g natural yogurt
  • leaves from a small bunch mint



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • 1 ciabatta loaf, sliced
  • 1 small bunch dill, chopped
  • couple handfuls of rocket



    Rocket is a very 'English' leaf, and has been used in salads since Elizabethan times. It…

  • 140g radish, thinly sliced



    The root of a member of the mustard family, radishes have a peppery flavour and a crisp, crunchy…

  • 85g pecorino cheese
  • extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling, if you like


  1. Cook the broad beans in a pan of boiling water for 4 mins until just tender. Drain, cool under cold running water, then drain and set aside. In the same pan, fry the peas in half the butter until just cooked. Allow to cool, then blitz with a hand blender or in a food processor with the mint, yogurt and seasoning until smooth.

  2. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Melt the rest of the butter in a small pan, stir in the dill, then brush over the slices of bread. Bake for 10-12 mins until the bread is crisp and golden.

  3. Spread some pea purée onto each slice, then top with rocket, broad beans and radishes. Use a potato peeler to shave pecorino on top. Drizzle with olive oil, if you like, before serving.

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4th Apr, 2016
Made the pea puree to have with lamb chops and it was delicious. Very easy to make and very flavoursome.
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