Lemony Snap Pea & Hummus Crostini

 

So if you haven’t noticed, I’ve had a little obsession with all things TOAST lately… especially my recent Soy Glazed Mushroom Toast with Poached Egg. Mmmm I could eat that stuff ALL DAY! Heck, I could eat basically any kind of toast all day and be totally satisfied.

My toast obsession isn’t a recent occurrence either. I can distinctly remember coming home from school, way back in the day, and popping a few pieces of my favorite Italian bread in the toaster (which only my dad would buy, so we secretly loved when he went to the grocery store). Then I load them up with my favorite toppings: peanut butter (figures) or butter and cinnamon sugar (man, that cinnamon toast was my JAM) and munching away as I caught up on reruns of Full House and Boy Meets World. Those were the days, toast and 90s tv shows!

 

Lemony Snap Pea & Hummus Crostini {vegan} // pumpkinandpeanutbutter.com

Lemony Snap Pea & Hummus Crostini {vegan} // pumpkinandpeanutbutter.com

 

So, obviously, my toast obsession has not faded as I’ve grown up. Instead, I just crave soft, crusty loaves of hearty whole grain, tangy sourdough, or rosemary olive oil bread that I can fancy up for a snack or lunch. And today we’re going RUL fancy! Lemony Snap Pea & Hummus Crostini— now that’s my kind of fresh, spring toast!

Best of all, this toast totally looks way more difficult to throw together than it actually is. Basically you just steam some fresh sugar snap peas, toss with some lemon juice and olive oil (and S&P), then sprinkle on some fresh herbs and sesame seeds for crunch. Viola! Beautiful, fresh, healthy, hearty, adult-style toast!

 

Lemony Snap Pea & Hummus Crostini {vegan} // pumpkinandpeanutbutter.com

Lemony Snap Pea & Hummus Crostini {vegan} // pumpkinandpeanutbutter.com

 

Another option for this toast is using a thinner baguette instead of a larger loaf and making “appetizer” style crostini. These beauties would look gorgeous on a hors d’oeuvre table at a summer barbecue or party! Just a thought 😉

As always, if you give these crostini a try, snap a pic and send it to me on snapchat (pumpkinandpb) or tag my on Instagram (@pumpkinandpb). Seeing your creations always brightens my day! Have a wonderful rest of your week, everyone!

 

Lemony Snap Pea & Hummus Crostini {vegan} // pumpkinandpeanutbutter.com

Lemony Snap Pea & Hummus Crostini

Serves 4-6
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar snap peas
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 heaped tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds (I used black and white)
  • hummus of choice (I used original)
  • bread of choice (I used sourdough)

Directions

Step 1
Steam sugar snap peas for 5 minutes, or until just tender, then drain and rinse in cold water to stop cooking. Use your fingers to peel snap peas in half, revealing the peas inside. Place in a large bowl and toss with olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and dill.
Step 2
Toast bread in a toaster oven or preheated oven (I set mine to 325 degrees F) for 5-6 minutes. Spread toast with a thick layer of hummus, then top with a generous helping of sugar snap peas. Sprinkle with more fresh dill and sesame seeds.

Lemony Snap Pea & Hummus Crostini {vegan} // pumpkinandpeanutbutter.com

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Hi, I’m Liz and this is my food blog where I share my love of healthy foods and whole ingredients. You will find mostly vegetarian dishes, plenty of sweets, and lots of love from this little kitchen in Durham, North Carolina!

18 Comments

    • It’s just as pretty as it is tasty, too 🙂 Thanks Lucia!

  1. I don’t even know what to say except that this looks absolutely AMAZING. Seriously wishing this was my lunch right now! Yum!

    • Aww thanks Joy!! It’s super easy to make— definitely give it a try!

  2. Toast is the best … so bring on the recipes!! And with those gorgeous snap peas!? This is so pretty!!

  3. Toast and 90’s tv shows sounds like the perfect day to me 🙂 I could watch full house or boy meets world all day long! This toast is beautiful, and perfect for this time of the year!!

    • haha right! My 14 year-old-self was loving life back then! Thanks so much Erin 🙂

  4. I love toast, but really anything bread-like is my weakness! These look so vibrant and yummy, Liz! I love the use of fresh sugar snap peas on these too..the perfect spring dish!

    • Thanks so much Joscelyn! I adore them too— so perfect in the spring!

  5. now i really wanna watch BMW 🙂
    i love sugar snap peas! they’re amazing in the spring and summer 🙂

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