This dip is so wonderfully fresh and flavourful. It makes an exciting alternative to hummus or guacamole, and is perfect served with pita strips or tortilla chips. It’s also great for lunch spread on top of crusty bread.
Green pea dip
Convenience: 10 mins to prepare ~ easy to scale up ~ can be frozen
Makes: about 2 cups
- 450 g frozen peas, defrosted
- 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 small bunch fresh mint or basil leaves
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1/2 red chilli, finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp ground coriander
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- Blend together the defrosted peas, onion, garlic, and mint or basil leaves, using either a hand blender or a food processor, until there are only a few whole peas left.
- Stir in the olive oil, nutritional yeast, chilli, cumin, coriander, lime juice, salt, and pepper.
- Spoon into a serving bowl, and serve with pita strips or tortilla chips for dipping.
*Other than the peas, pretty much all of the ingredients are optional, so feel free to leave anything out according to your taste or for convenience. For example, I don’t like raw onion, so I tend to leave it out when I’m making this for myself.
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- No animal products. Completely vegan.
- As far as I know, none of the ingredients are particularly harmful to the environment.
- The main bulk of this dip is frozen peas, which are fairly cheap.
- Healthy. Peas are very nutritious. They contain protein and fibre, as well as various vitamins and minerals. They may even be effective at reducing the risk of cardiovascular and metabolic disease.
- Delicious! Guests love this dip and always ask for the recipe.