Green pea dip

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.

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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


  1. 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.
  2. Stir in the olive oil, nutritional yeast, chilli, cumin, coriander, lime juice, salt, and pepper.
  3. 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.

How many EA Tasty Spoons does it get?

  1. Screen Shot 2016-04-09 at 18.53.32 No animal products. Completely vegan.
  2. Screen Shot 2016-04-09 at 18.53.32As far as I know, none of the ingredients are particularly harmful to the environment.
  3. Screen Shot 2016-04-09 at 18.53.32The main bulk of this dip is frozen peas, which are fairly cheap.
  4. Screen Shot 2016-04-09 at 18.53.32Healthy. 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.
  5. Screen Shot 2016-04-09 at 18.53.32Delicious! Guests love this dip and always ask for the recipe.

Total EA Tasty Spoons: 5

Effective Altruism Garden Party

Thank you to everyone who came to the Garden Party in Cambridge today! I hope you all had a lovely time, had fun discussing and donating to effective charities, and enjoyed the food.

Here are some of the recipes for the food we served today:

The recipes for the scones, baba ganoush, muhumarrah, and green pea dip will be posted soon. Like the Facebook page or follow EA Tasty on Instagram to stay updated!

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