Green Pea Pesto Crostini & Prosciutto
Calories 78 (34% from fat)
Fat 2.9 gram
Saturated Fat 0.5 gram
Trans Fat 0 gram
Chol. 5 mg.
Sodium 215 mg.
Carb. 9.4 gram
Fiber 1.2 gram
Sugar 1.4 gram
Sugar Alcohol 0 gram
Protein 4.5 gram
24 slices (1/4 inch thick) French bread baguette, toasted
1 (8 oz.) bag frozen peas, thawed
1 cup (1 oz.) fresh basil leaves
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup fat free ricotta cheese
1 oz. very thinly sliced prosciutto, torn into 24 equal pieces
1/4 tsp. black pepper, ground
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut the French bread baguette into 24 1/4 inch thick slices. Place the slices on a baking sheet and toast in the oven for 4-6 minutes, until the bread starts to turn a golden brown. Then remove from oven and set aside.
2. Combine the green peas, basil and olive oil in a food processor. Pulse 8 to 10 times, until everything is nearly smooth.
3. Spread the pea pesto mixture over the baguette slices, about 2 teaspoons each.
4. Put a teaspoon of ricotta cheese on each baguette, a piece of prosciutto and finally sprinkle a little black pepper over the top.
Yield: 12 Servings - 2 Baguette Slices Per Serving