As much as I love avocado toast, there’s a new green toast contender. Simply seasoned and quickly sauteed peas blend together to make a lovely base to spread on toast and preferably top with your egg of choice. Pea mash on toast was is a great way to switch up breakfast!
How to make pea mash:
Some people boil peas, but I just dumped frozen peas right into a hot skillet with some sauteed onions and garlic and cooked, stirring throughout, until the peas had softened. I didn’t even defrost them, and they cooked within minutes.
The next step is to add the cooked peas to a blender or food processor, and while drizzling a little olive oil in, run the blender till a nice smooth puree forms.
How to season the pea mash:
I kept it very simple with salt, pepper, chili flakes, plus the sauteed onion and garlic. Feel free to add a squeeze of lemon or lemon zest to add some brightness, and any other spices of your choice.
What to serve with your mashed peas:
This is perfect for smearing on toasted bread- sourdough is my favorite. I also added some avocado slices (couldn’t resist!) and a sous vide cooked egg- this is my new obsession. You can find out how to sous vide eggs in this post, or add a more conventional poached/fried/boiled egg. I think this would be a great addition to labneh toast!
Smashed Pea Toast
- 4 tbsp olive oil, divided
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1/2 small onion, finely diced
- 250 g frozen green peas (about 1 cup)
- salt and pepper to taste
- pinch of chili flakes
- Heat 2 tbsp of the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the garlic cloves and diced onions and sauté for 4-5 until softened.
- Add the frozen peas, and cook until softened and easily smushed with a fork.
- Add the pea mixture to a food processor or blender, and while mixer is running, add the remaining 2 tbsp of olive oil. Process until a thick paste forms.
- Taste for seasoning and adjust. Spread on toast of choice and enjoy!
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