Difficulty Easy
Pulse Type Dry Peas
Specialty Diet Vegetarian

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Mixed Crostini with Split Pea Pesto

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes


  • 1/2 cup split peas, cooked
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 2 cups basil, fresh
  • 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil


  • Combine the split peas, pine nuts, basil, garlic, Parmesan and salt in a food processor. Pulse for about 10 seconds until roughly chopped and combined.
  • Slowly add the olive oil with the food processor running, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Continue to pulse until mixture reaches desired consistency.
  • Use immediately as pasta sauce, or spread on crostini or crackers with your toppings of choice.
  • Transfer unused portion to air-tight container and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.


The other toast-topper spreads seen here are Quick and Easy Hummus and Garlic Tahini White Bean Spread.