Up your healthy appetizer game and make this veggie-topped crostini recipe instead of go-to bruschetta. If you can't find tarragon, any soft herb, such as basil or dill, works well too.

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  • To prepare crostini: Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 350 degrees F. Arrange bread on 2 large rimmed baking sheets. Brush both sides of bread with oil; season one side with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Bake the crostini, turning them over and rotating the pans top to bottom halfway through, until toasted, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool completely on the pans.

  • To prepare peas: Meanwhile, bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil over high heat. Add peas and cook until tender, about 3 minutes. Drain immediately.

  • Cook pancetta in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently, until crisp, 5 to 6 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Reserve 1 teaspoon of the drippings in the pan.

  • Cook shallot in the drippings for 30 seconds. Add the peas and pancetta along with oil, tarragon, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Lightly crush the peas with a fork and stir to combine.

  • Spread about 1 teaspoon of goat cheese on each crostini. Top with a generous 1 teaspoon of the pea mixture. Serve immediately.


Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.

Nutrition Facts

154.3 calories; protein 6.7g 13% DV; carbohydrates 12.3g 4% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 2.6g 11% DV; sugars 1g; fat 9.4g 15% DV; saturated fat 3.4g 17% DV; cholesterol 9.6mg 3% DV; vitamin a iu 547IU 11% DV; vitamin c 2.4mg 4% DV; folate 12.6mcg 3% DV; calcium 28.5mg 3% DV; iron 0.6mg 3% DV; magnesium 7.2mg 3% DV; potassium 32.3mg 1% DV; sodium 285.1mg 11% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 6% DV.

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easy yet impressive. and delicious! Read More