Well, if you have your hands up right now then this pea toast is for you. If not then you are totally allowed to still love avocado on toast. But you have GOT to try this toast too because it is really, really, really good. Trust me, I know this. It is like lush creamed peas on toast, only without the cream as the plain old peas are perfectly creamy. This means it is suitable for vegans, veggie lovers and well honestly, everyone.
Ok, so what if I have eaten a million different variations of peas on toast for at least one meal a day last week. All in the name of research for you guys. I think my favourite version so far is this simply topped with toasted sesame seeds and roasted chopped up pistachio nuts. It may not be one of the champagne breakfast ideas that I had planned to develop but it is so good that I don’t mind the deviation.
101 reasons why this creamy peas on toast recipe is awesome.
There are peas involved. Sweet, pretty, tasty, creamy peas
You can use fresh peas in the summer and frozen peas the rest of the time. It is that flexible
No need to ever again panic about buying the perfectly ripe avocadoes for your avocado on toast
No need to yell in frustration as perfectly ripe avocadoes turn out to be not so perfect after all. You know what I mean
The toast pieces look so green, vibrant and oh so prettyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
Plus, this make a really easy and great brunch recipe.
Talking about brunches, I recently went to one of the best ones ever. It was brilliant because it was casual, the sun was out, the kids had their own play corner – with a trampoline, swings of old oak trees, colourful picnic mats dotted around, a sandpit, a gazillion garden games a lovely balloon animal lady and a few packs of the childhood favourite face paints (with glitter, peeps, with glitter) placed out in a few strategic spots.
What’s more the hosts had hired in another sweet lady to oversee all the children. She even consented to half wearing a spider man outfit to be happily chased around by all the kids. This meant I saw my children once though the brunch as they were too busy having fun making new friends and face painting well, their entire body along with catching Spiderwoman. It was all good.
But what made it brilliant for me was the simplicity of the set up for us the parents.
A long plank over 2 barrels, was loaded with a selection of juices, water, chopped up fruit, ice cubes and colour straws on one side. Then simple foods, aka bagels, a few dips including cream cheese, hummus, olives and more fruit.
So, from a hosting point of view there was less time spent cooking, setting up and planning the food aspect and more time having fun. As a guest, it felt like a lot of effort had been made for me and my kiddoes, with a whole lot of food choices and the added excitement that I could mix and match my food. Plus, I had some time to have grown up conversations with zero interruptions. Guys, it really was the best brunch I have ever been to. Bonus is now I have plenty of ideas I can use to host the perfect brunch. Yes, I always have my blogger and foodie hat on when I go out.
Here are some other exciting peas on toast recipe variations
Add some tahini to make this more hummusy
Add smoky flavour with some sweet smoked paprika
Stir in some lemon zest and thinly sliced spring onions
It goes well with some smoky crispy bacon and a touch of chilli flakes
The addition of feta and mint makes a great combo.
Now that I have got you a little bit more excited about smashed peas on toast you could also check out other veggie on toast recipes and more such as this mushroom on toast recipe from BBC Good Food, summer beans on toast also from BBC Good Food and this beetroot hummus on toast with avocado from Veggie Desserts. You could also make this rocket hummus. That is plenty of choice there for you guys.
Ok enough with the chat now. Here is how to make creamy peas on toast. Please do try them and if you do make them, then please do tag #recipesfromapantry on Instagram or twitter so that I can pop over and have a look. It is really, really awesome for me when you make any one of my recipes.
And please don’t forget to tell me in the comments what variations of peas on toast you guys prefer.
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- 125 ml (0.5 cup) of water
- 250 g (8.8oz) frozen peas
- Small handful of roughly chopped parsley
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp lemon juice or to taste
- 4 thick slices of bread toasted
- 3 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
- 3 tbsp chopped pistachio nuts
- Extras for topping tomatoes and cress olive oil for drizzling
- Add the water to a pot along with the peas and cook for about 2.5 min until the peas are soft.
- Reserve 1 tbps of the cooking water, discard the rest and let the peas cool slightly.
- Transfer the peas into a food processor along with the reserved liquid and the parsley and whiz into a rough paste.
- Transfer the pea paste into a bowl and mix in the olive oil and lemon juice and season to taste.
- Assemble the peas on toast, starting with the bread, then the peas paste, then the sesame seeds and nuts, any extras and a drizzle of olive oil.