Pea Shoot Tartine

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Pea Shoot Tartine

Pea Shoot Tartine

There’s nothing more delightful than bright and happy pea shoots after a long, gray winter. We found these from Harvestland Farm at the winter farmer’s market a few weeks ago, where the farmer happily cut off a bunch of the shoots growing out of a small flat.

Pea shoots are just baby pea plants — which are cut before they grow into actual peas. The fun part is that they taste like a bite of concentrated spring; just like a pea, but more delicate and leafy. You can use them in salads, on stir fries, on sandwiches, and more.

Here we’ve made a tartine – French for “open faced sandwich” – using pea shoots and a delicious honey lemon Greek yogurt cheese from the market (from Trader’s Point Creamery – if you’re local, you should check it out). We topped it with a chickpea mash for some extra protein — which was actually quite good itself! If you can’t access yogurt cheese, you could use any type of cream cheese, or even make homemade yogurt cheese (it’s actually quite easy – here’s our recipe).

Have you made anything with pea shoots? Let us know if you’re inspired to try them out.

And, Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Last year we made…

Pea Shoot Tartine
Serves: 6 tartines
What You Need
  • 15-ounce can chickpeas (or 1½ cups cooked)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • 6 slices peasant bread
  • 6 ounces yogurt cheese, cream cheese, or labneh (we used Honey Lemon Greek Yogurt Cheese from Trader’s Point)
  • 1 bunch pea shoots
What To Do
  1. Drain and rinse the chickpeas, if using canned. In a small bowl, mash together chickpeas, 1 tablespoon olive oil, ½ tablespoon balsamic vinegar, ½ teaspoon kosher salt, and fresh ground pepper using a fork.
  2. Cut the slices of bread and toast them if desired. Place each bread slice open-face on a plate, spread with cream cheese and chickpea mash, and top with pea shoots.

14 Comments on “Pea Shoot Tartine”

  1. Adri

    You are so right about the pea shoots. Harbingers of Spring, the brighten both plate and spirit. This looks wonderful. Compliments!

  2. Eileen

    This looks so good! I can’t wait until the pea shoots start cropping up in our farmer’s market. Plus I’m always looking for more ways to get labneh into my mouth. :)

    1. Sonja

      You are so welcome! YOU inspire us with your wonderful products – it is an honor to make use of them!

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