Peas Kids Will Eat

For Moms,Ingredient,Recipes
March 8, 2012

Food Blogger and Relish for Moms panelist Jennifer Perillo makes something good out of something green.

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Let’s face it, green foods are a hard sell with many kids, and mine are no different. My oldest daughter won’t even eat kiwi fruit. Thankfully peas hold some allure for her, and she’ll gladly eat them by the spoonful. There’s a restaurant, Corsino Cantina, in Greenwich Village, New York City that uses peas as the star ingredient in one of their crostini, an Italian appetizer of toasted bread with a spread or topping.

I first came across this dish during the winter time, and figured they must be using frozen peas since fresh ones weren’t in season. I decided to go home and raid my own pantry to recreate the recipe from my taste buds’ memory. There are so many reasons to love this recipe. It’s fast, easy to make with the kids and I love how such an inexpensive ingredient like frozen peas, are elevated to gourmet.

—By Jennifer Perillo, Relish for Moms Panelist

Pea and Parmesan Crostini

Peas that kids will not only eat, but love? You betcha.

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