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Spring Pea Toasts w/ Radish & Lavender


How I love Spring, the colors… the atmosphere, sigh! These gorgeous pink, purple and green flowers I had inspired me to create some killer toasts with the very same colors. The taste is so refreshing and it’s SO easy to put together. Whether you just want to treat yourself to a beautiful breakfast or snack… or you’re entertaining for the Queen of England, I’ve got you covered with these babies. All you need are: Peas, lemon and tahini to make the base, I realize not everyone has lavender and I was one of those people up until like a month ago, but ever since I spent the $10 on Amazon to get a bag of it, I think my culinary street cred went up at least 20 points. Just sayin’ — buy yourself some, it’s just fancy as frick. And radishes?! They’re everywhere right now. I was lucky enough to find these tiny French ones, but good ol’ regular radishes will do just fine. The toast is up to you, whatever you normally use. And voila… you have yourself a gorgeous appetizer or dish you can feel proud of.

 

 


ingredients

  • 1 cup peas (fresh or frozen)
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • dash salt & pepper to taste
  • toppings: 3 radishes (French or regular) & culinary lavender
  • 2-3 slices bread (gluten-free or otherwise), toasted

Directions

  1. If using frozen peas, zap them in the microwave for 1 minute. Add peas to a food processor or blender.
  2. Add in: lemon juice, tahini, salt and pepper – blend until well combined.
  3. Toast your favorite bread, I was able to top 3 full slices with this recipe.
  4. With a fork, coat your toasts evenly pressing down.
  5. Separately, thinly slice your radishes (I’m using 3 French radishes because they are small, but regular work too!), add slices over the pea mixture.
  6. Finally, top with some lavender by hand, sprinkling over top. Serve!

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  • Traci | Vanilla And BeanMay 12, 2015 - 12:50 pm

    Beautiful post, Alison! Although I love peas, I’ve not made pea puree and I’m trying to embrace radishes, so this is a good one for me to dive into! And you know I’m a fan of toast! We have a lavender farm a few miles from our home; they have a shop there where they sell culinary lavender and anything else lavender you can imagine! I’ve not bought the food grade variety, but am looking forward to it! Thank you for your inspiration!

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    • Alison MarrasMay 13, 2015 - 1:15 am

      Huh! You have to try these small french radishes if you can find them… no "spice" flavor at the end! Plus they’re just too cute 😉 This lavender farm you speak of sounds lovely… join me in the lavender club 🙂

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  • cristinaMay 13, 2015 - 6:59 am

    um this looks so good!

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  • ThaliaMay 13, 2015 - 7:28 am

    I definitely wouldn’t mind devouring a couple of these little tartines right now.. I love the combination of pea and radish. And the addition of lavender is a nice Spring-y touch too!

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  • JenniferMay 13, 2015 - 11:22 am

    These look so fresh and beautiful, I pretty much have everything on hand to make these minus the radish! beautiful blog!

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    • Alison MarrasMay 13, 2015 - 11:49 am

      Thanks so much, Jennifer – you’re so sweet! I hope you love them. The radish gives a lovely crunch, but all the dominant flavors will be there even without.

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  • JosefineMay 13, 2015 - 11:54 am

    Love the colours and flavours of spring! These toasts are beyond beautiful. I often make pea spread but I’ve never added tahini before. Definitely gonna try that soon 🙂

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  • Rachael | Spache the SpatulaMay 14, 2015 - 7:19 pm

    These are so lovely! They could not scream "SPRING" anymore if they tried ^.^
    I adore the use of lavender here.

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