Smashed Pea Toasts
Sweet Pea..Apple of my eye
Avocados skoosh over, we are adding smashed pea toast to our repertoire! These lemony freezer staples are economic, tasty and a fresh alternative to our favorite avocado toasts. Toppings are limitless and I had so much fun making these for a kids class recently. The kids smashed the peas with a pestle (and their hands!) and we had a ball. We made ours outside at a picnic table and went down to the creek afterwards to wash up...an amazing way to spend the day enjoying our beautiful world!
Where do I get my ideas for classes? I’ve got to be honest…when considering what to make for a group of 4-5 year olds, my mind kind of went ziggy, picturing a group of kids wielding knives and mandolins, peanut allergies and having enough hands on interaction to keep them interested! So, I did what I know to work… I set an intention, I asked that my mind settle and be clear, that an idea could come that would serve us all well, that my heart for teaching and love for kids would lead to a positive outcome. Then, while I waited for the morning coffee to brew, I made a list that I like to call “Cool things happening” aka gratitude list of sorts, and...it worked! This recipe came to my mind and teaching the kids how to make it remains on my “Cool things happening “ list!
Give this recipe, or a new morning ritual a try and let me know how you make it yours! I love to hear from you..
All the best!
2 cups frozen green peas
1 T. tahini
2 T. fresh squeezed lemon juice and zest
¼ tsp. garlic powder
¼ c fresh parsley or basil
salt and pepper to taste
Seeds - such as sesame, pumpkin, chia...your favorites!
Everything but the bagel seasoning
Steam frozen peas by adding boiling water in a covered pot for 2-3 minutes, until vibrant green. Be careful not to overcook! Drain off the water and place the peas in a bowl. Smash them (or place in a blender or food processor) with the tahini, lemon zest and juice, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
Spread over the toast and sprinkle with the extras!