Spring Appetizer: Pea Pods Stuffed with Herbed Cream Cheese

I just saw these stuffed pea pods at a favorite blog, and I was struck by how pretty and fresh they are for spring! Wouldn't these look pretty (and taste delicious) as an opener for a spring meal?

These are ultra simple: Make a soft, creamy filling from cream cheese or neufchatel, mix in a little yogurt and some dill and lemon zest. Then slit open pea pods and stuff them with this goodness.

It's a bit laborious, but not much more so than slapping a spread on crostini. And these are fresh, and a bit unexpected. I imagine they're delicious — biting through that crisp pea pod into creamy, lemon-spiked filling!

Get the recipe: Spring Stuffed Peas at EmilyStyle

Related: Spring Appetizer Recipe: Crostini with Pea Shoots and Strawberries

(Image: Emily of EmilyStyle)

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.