Get a little taste of spring in every bite with Spring Pea and Asparagus Crostini.
Spring?! Where did you go?
Were the last few weeks all just a big tease? Did winter never really end? All those magnificent cherry blossoms and magnolia blooms were there to get our hopes up and then rip the joy from our heart?
Am I being overdramatic? No! Case in point – my weekends haven’t allowed me recently to get over to my favorite farmer’s markets but thanks to winter returning again I finally had a free day to hit the market. No amount of rain was going to stop me, I had visions of glorious stalks of asparagus, spring peas, rhubarb, artichokes and perhaps even ramps (maybe? one can hope) on my mind.
Do you know what I found? Apples. Lots and lots of apples! Where was my spring produce?!?!
It felt like a scene from the twilight zone where I would never get out of the cycle of storage crops.
Sigh, not one to be deterred from the desire of spring vegetables at home, I settled for store bought asparagus and the handy dandy bag of frozen spring peas in my freezer (seriously, no one had fresh peas!).
For weeks this spring pea crostini had been creeping up in my mind and it needed to come to fruition sooner rather than later. It is essentially spring in each and every bite and in my opinion the perfect spring time snack or appetizer bite.
Seriously though you can’t get any easier than the 5 ingredients that go into this. Start off with a good crusty baguette cut into rounds and toasted, then season up some fresh ricotta, mash peas with fresh mint and top with asparagus tips. I prefer mine with a touch of flaky sea salt to balance out the sweetness of the peas but I’ll let you be the judge.
So now while I hope you don’t have as many issues of me finding your spring vegetables, at least you can get a little taste and color with this crostini.