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Christmas Dinner Appetizer- Garden Puree Bruschetta 
Dec. 23, 2010 4:39 pm 
Updated: Dec. 23, 2010 4:46 pm
I'm not sure if I posted this recipe here yet, but I got this from Tyler Florence.  My friend Helen and I made it two years ago at Christmas time, and I think I will give it a go again this year!  It is so light and refreshing!  Although, this year things have changed as I cannot eat anything with gluten :-( so I will be eating the dip on some gluten free bruschetta that I bought at a Reno bakery. (Oh, how I miss white flour!)

So, now for the recipe. It's super easy! I chose to use the easier to find ingredients like frozen peas, and frozen green beans.

Garden Puree Bruschetta
1/2 lb sugar snap peas, trimmed
1 lb English peas, shellled, or 1 cup frozen petite peas
1/2 lb asparagus, tips only (2 1/2 inch long pieces)
1/2 lb haricots verts or tender green beans, trimmed
2/3 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
3 green onions, green parts only, roughly chopped
Extra virgin olive oil
Kosher salt, and freshly gound black pepper
1/2 bunch chopeed fresh chives (about 8 chives), for garnish

1 french baguette
Extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.  Add the peas, asparagus tips, and haricot verts and cook until bright green and crisp-tender, about 3 minutes.  (If you’re using frozen peas, you can throw them in during the last couple of minutes, to thaw.)  Drain, transfer to a bowl of salted ice water to stop cooking, and drain again.  Puree in a food processor with the ricotta, green onion greens, a drizzle of oil, and salt and pepper to taste.  Garnish with chopped chives.
Make the crostini by cutting thin slices of the baguette.  Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and bake in a hot oven until golden brown on both sides.  Remove from oven and rub with a peeled clove of garlic while still warm.

Here are the pictures from 2008, courtesy of my good friend Helen~

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