It’s grilling season, y’all! Woo hoo!
I’m so pumped to finally be firing up the grill. Our Spring weather has been less than ideal lately. We’ve been plagued with a seemingly never ending string of cold, rainy days. And frankly, it’s been a little depressing.
But it looks like things are finally starting to turn around. Which means I’m heading outside and putting anything and everything on the grill.
I feel like I really stepped up my grilling game last year, as I tried to go beyond the usual run-of-the-mill staples like hamburgers and chicken. I grilled salsa, lobster pizza and heck, I even grilled watermelon. I was pretty unstoppable. This year, I’m hoping to push the boundaries even a little bit further.
So when I picked up some beautifully crisp snap peas this past week, I knew I wanted to try grilling them.
Naturally, I used my grilled snap peas for toast (although as I’m writing this now I can’t help but think they would be a great addition to a salad as well). The slightly charred snap peas, combined with a little honey-sweetened whipped ricotta cheese and a sprinkle of za’atar seasoning, make for a wonderfully flavorful savory-sweet snack or light lunch. I’m obsessed. And the presentation is pretty cute too, which I always appreciate.
If you try out my Grilled Snap Pea and Whipped Ricotta Toast, snap a picture, post it to social media and tag me so I can see it! Because I like to be nosey!
Oh and my friend Sarah just posted a recipe for snap peas with za’atar seasoning. So go check that out too, if you’re digging the flavor combo.
- For the Whipped Ricotta
- 1 cup full fat ricotta cheese
- 1 tablespoon heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- For the Toast
- About 1/2 lb snap peas
- 6 slices of bread
- A couple tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil
- About 1 tsp. za’atar
- Pea sprouts for garnish, if desired
- Make the whipped ricotta. Add all of the ingredients to a medium bowl. Beat with your hand mixer until well combined and smooth. Set aside.
- Meanwhile, pre-heat your grill to medium-high. Carefully thread the snap peas onto skewers and brush them with a thin layer of olive oil. Brush both sides of the bread with olive oil. Add the snap pea skewers and the bread to your grill. Cook both until they start to become charred in a few places, about 1-2 minutes per side. Remove from the grill and set aside on a clean plate.
- Assemble the toasts. Spread some of the whipped ricotta onto the grilled bread. Top with the grilled snap peas (you can leave them on the skewers for a fun presentation, or remove them first). Sprinkle with some of the za’atar and garnish with a few pea sprouts. Enjoy immediately.
Oh hi, this is my perfect kind of meal (appetizer as a meal, I’m ALL IN) and also can I come hang out with you and the dingo and grill all summer long? I will gladly play bartender as you grill all the things! xo
Yes, please! I (we) would be happy to have you! 🙂
Guuurl, you make the best toast and crostini. Ever! These are so pretty and I LOVE that you skewered and grilled the snap peas! Genius move! With the honey whipped ricotta and za’atar I bet these beauties are seriously addictive! Can’t wait to see what you grill this summer! Cheers, chicka!
I’m so pumped for grilling. I’m going to grill ALL THE THINGS! 🙂
Thank goodness grilling season is back! It does seem like it has taken forever for the weather to come around. Blah! This toast sounds crazy good – I am loving the combo. xo.
Thanks, Tessa! I hope you try them out!
I love all your toast recipes Liz! Always so fresh and beautiful! LOVE snap peas! Adding this one to the list!
I’m totally addicted to toast!
I love the idea of grilling sugar snap peas! And whipped ricotta just makes everything better, doesn’t it?
Whipped ricotta is seriously the best! Thanks, Alida!
What a fun idea to grill these! Never would have thought of that. The toasts look SO yummy. And I love the little pea shoots on top, a perfect fresh bite!
Thanks, Jess! I hope you try them!
Oh heck yes! I LOVE that you grilled the snap peas. That sounds so smokey and crunchy and delish, and then piled on ricotta + bread?! I’m totally on board with this. Swoon!
It’s pretty much all my favorite things in one place! 🙂
Be still my heart. I’m obsessed with snap peas this spring and this grilled version with ricotta on toast?! Holy heck! Also – thanks for sharing mine too! Let’s have a snap pea party??
Sounds like an excellent party idea! 🙂
I have to admit that I’ve been grilling all year long here in Arizona, but I’m excited that other people are finally starting to grill too! As a lover of toast and snap peas and grilled food, this recipe is pretty amazing! And so pretty too 🙂
Totally jealous of your year-round grilling abilities!
We’ve had less than ideal grilling weather the last few days, but this weekend should be great for it! I can’t believe I never thought to grill snap peas, they are my favorite and I imagine this only makes them taste better. Love that you put them on toast with that whipped ricotta, looks like Saturday night dinner to me!
Definitely worthy of Saturday night! 🙂