Green Pea-Prosciutto Crostini

Green Pea-Prosciutto Crostini is a quick (20) minute recipe for an appetizer or mid-day snack. Ingredients include: Frozen green peas, French bread baguette, Ricotta cheese, Prosciutto and it is well-seasoned. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low carbohydrates, low sodium, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (3 PointsPlus), (4 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (6) servings; (2) crostini per serving. Green Pea-Prosciutto Crostini will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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INGREDIENTS:

(8 oz) frozen green peas, thawed
1 cup fresh basil leaves
2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
12 (1/4″-thick) slices French bread baguette, toasted
1/4 cup part-skim Ricotta cheese
(1/2 oz) very thinly sliced prosciutto, torn into 12 equal pieces
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper


DIRECTIONS:

1. Combine the green peas, basil, and olive oil in the bowl of a food processor; pulse 8 to 10 times or until the mixture is almost smooth.

2. Spread pea mixture evenly over toasted baguette slices. Top each slice with 1 teaspoon ricotta cheese and 1 piece of prosciutto. Sprinkle evenly with black pepper.

NOTE: You can prepare up to 45 minutes before serving and they won’t get soggy!

Yield: 6 Servings.
Serving Size: 2 crostini per serving.

Weight Watchers (4 SmartPoints), (3 PointsPlus)
Carb Choices: 1

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 131, Total Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1.3g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 190mg, Sugars: 0g, Carbohydrates: 14g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 6g

Original recipe and image from MyRecipes.com. http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/green-pea-pesto-crostini-prosciutto

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