Smashed Pea Toast with Feta, Shallots and Parsley

I recently whipped up the *perfect pea purée* and had an absolute field day playing with it in the kitchen. There are so many uses for a good old pea purée, ok guys!?! And this smashed pea toast is not only one of them, but it’s my favorite. Purées may seem like a lot of work, but as long as you have the right equipment, they are really easy to whip up. My favorite thing to do is make this pea purée in bulk, and then have it handy for quick healthy snacks (such as dipping carrots into, or spreading on toast with eggs.) It lasts for 3 days in the fridge.

This toast has a slightly sweet pea taste with a silky spread texture, some lemony vibes, saltiness and creaminess from the feta, a strong kick from the shallot and nuttiness from the multigrain bread (the bread you use is up to you, I just prefer the nuttiness here!)

While I topped mine like this, you can jazz your toast up however you like. I love adding fresh mint, ricotta, or just a simple sprinkle of Parmesan. Or, just add nothing! Annnnd, now I’m hungry.

My final note here is that you can also make this a shareable appetizer, instead of just a personal snack. Spread this on a crostini or small fried tortillas and bam, you have an easy, elevated starter or snack platter. You can also make this gluten-free and vegan if you choose the right bread and toppings for you!

The first step to this is to make the perfect pea purée. Here’s the recipe. Then, there’s a separate recipe for the toast and the ingredients you need for that.

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Pea Purée
2 1/2cups frozen peas
2tbsp lemon juice
Zest of 1 lemon
1/2tsp salt
1/4cup olive oil
Topping options (optional, only necessary if serving this as a dip! - I served with parmesan, pepper, olive oil, parsley and more peas)
Freshly cracked black pepper
Fresh parsley
Fresh mint
Lemon zest
Sea salt
Sliced or minced hallots
Nutritional yeast
Toasted cashews or pistachios