Smashed Pea Crostini

Smashed Pea Crostini
Serves 6
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  1. 1 (16-ounce) loaf French bread, cut into ¼-inch-thick slices
  2. 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  3. 1½ teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  4. ½ teaspoon ground black pepper, divided
  5. 1 (16-ounce) bag frozen peas, thawed
  6. ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  7. 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  8. ¹⁄8 teaspoon minced garlic
  9. Shaved ricotta salata cheese
  10. Thinly sliced radishes
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Arrange bread slices in a single layer on a baking sheet. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Sprinkle with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Bake for 6 minutes or until toasted.
  3. In a large bowl, combine peas, next 3 ingredients, remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, remaining 1 teaspoon salt, and remaining ¼ teaspoon pepper. Using a potato masher, mash mixture until peas are coarsely crushed.
  4. Spread pea mixture on bread slices, and top with cheese and radish.
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