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Recipe: Lemony Garlicky Pea Smash Toast

I love peas – so any chance to eat them I’m all about. I also really love bread (because, carbs!) and I’ve been trying to elevate my toast game. AKA, not just slather avocado on toast and call it done.  So I decided to combine my love of peas and some of my other favorite flavors and create something a little more fun than just your standard toast. I pulled a little bit of inspiration from this Bon Apetit recipe and gathered all of my favorite spring things to make one of my new go-tos for toast. Please note that the pea smash can be made ahead of time.

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Lemony Garlicky Pea Smash Toast


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Lemony Garlicky Pea Smash Toast

  • 4 slices of toast
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 a cup of split peas
  • 1/2 a cup of water
  • the zest of two lemons
  • the juice of one lemon
  • 1 jalapeno
  • parsley
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • a handful of cherry tomatoes
  • asparagus
  • salt
  • pepper


  1. Combine the peas, garlic, jalapeno, water, lemon juice, olive oil, and parsley in a stove-top pot over medium heat and cook down until the peas are tender. About 5-7 minutes.
  2. While the peas are cooking, roast your asparagus in the oven at 350 degrees for ten minutes, rotating halfway through.
  3. When the items in your stove-top pot are cooked, blend them (I used my nutribullet but an immersion blender will work just fine)
  4. Spread the pea smash over your toast (if it is too thick, you can add more water or oil to thin it out).
  5. Top with sliced cherry tomatoes and roasted asparagus.
  6. Finish with lemon zest, salt, and pepper.

Everything you need for pea smash

This recipe is vegan and the pea smash is gluten free.

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