Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Snap Pea Cheese Canoes

I decided to re-post a recipe I shared last year, in a post with several Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes. This one was my favorite of those (though I really loved the Butternut Hummus, too). They feel very Thanksgiving-y, since the snow peas look like little Native American canoes. You can get a printable version of this Thanksgiving appetizer recipe at, as well as lots of other appetizer recipes.

Recipe: Snap Pea Cheese Canoes

8 oz snap peas
4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
1 green onion with top, cut into one-inch chunks
2 T minced chives
½ t garlic salt

Heat a quart of water to boiling. Add the snap peas and blanch for one minute. Drain, then put in ice water for one minute, then drain again. Carefully cut a slit into the straight side of each snap pea, then set aside.

Put the remaining ingredients into a food processor and pulse until smooth.

Put the cheese mixture into a Ziploc bag and cut a small triangle off the corner of the bag. With one hand, hold a snap pea so that the slit opens, then fill with the cheese mixture.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

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