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Pear Crostini
Serve up a simple, nutritious appetizer at your next get together. The sweet pear and sharp cheese make a tasty combination with the filling edamame. This recipe would also work well with a wide range of fruit - try mixing it up with whatever is in-season and on sale at your grocery store.
16 oz. edamame, shelled
1/4 cc olive oil
1 c. fresh mint, minced
1/4 c. Asiago cheese, grated
1/4 t. salt
1/4 t. black pepper
1 12 oz. whole-wheat baguette, thinly sliced
2 pears, peeled and diced
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Pear Crostini

Pear Crostini

Pear Crostini
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  • Servings:30 (43 g)
  • Prep Time:15 minutes
  • Cook Time:20 minutes
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Boil edamame in water for about 10 minutes. Drain and reserve 1/4 cup edamame.
3. In a food processor, roughly chop remaining edamame.
4. Combine mashed edamame with reserved edamame, 3 tablespoons olive oil, 1 cup mint, cheese, salt and pepper.
5. Bake baguette slices on a baking sheet, brush with remaining oil, for 10 minutes.
6. Evenly divide edamame and pear across toasted baguette and serve still warm.