Crostini To Go

This fresh and simple crostini recipe is a well-balanced snack that provides you with a little protein, some whole grain and fresh fruit. Don’t feel like you have to wait for the next time you want fancy crudites to enjoy it! Keep a batch of the topping in your fridge and bring along a portion with a baggy of the bread slices for dipping on the run.

Pear Crostini
Pear Crostini

Pear Crostini

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Serve up a simple, nutritious appetizer at your next get together. The sweet pear and sharp cheese make a tasty combination with the filling edamame. This recipe would also work well with a wide range of fruit – try mixing it up with whatever is in-season and on sale at your grocery store.

Servings: 30 (44 G)

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 16 oz. edamame, shelled
  • ¼ cup olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup fresh mint, minced
  • ¼ cup Asiago cheese, grated
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 (12 oz.) whole-wheat baguette, thinly sliced
  • 2 pears, peeled and diced

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375º F.
  2. Boil edamame in water for about 10 minutes. Drain and reserve 1/4 cup edamame.
  3. In a food processor, roughly chop remaining edamame.
  4. Combine mashed edamame with reserved edamame, 3 tablespoons olive oil, mint, cheese, salt and pepper.
  5. Bake baguette slices on a baking sheet, brush with remaining oil, for 10 minutes.
  6. Evenly divide edamame and pear across toasted baguette and serve still warm.