Nadia Duriavig: Foodie Unplugged


Summer Sweet Pea Spread

It's a Dip, a Spread and a Sauce!

sweet pea crostini

Peas are one of my most favourite vegetables. Many of my soups, pasta, and rice dishes feature a handful or two of frozen peas, but this time of year they are available almost everywhere fresh. They are so sweet and crunchy that sometimes I just leave them on the counter like a bowl of peanuts and munch on them throughout the day. I was thinking of a spin on peas and mint and whipped this up the other night. I’ve used it on a few different dishes over the last couple of days and it has been a real hit. I love that it’s so creamy and tasty and the flavour works so well with so many ingredients.

Use it on a sandwich, as a dip for crunchy veggies, to top off a rice bowl, finish off an omelette or as a different type of pasta sauce. Here I used it a few different ways; to make some crostini with parmesan and a little balsamic glaze, to top off a plate of freshly sliced tomatoes and used it to finish off some boiled potatoes. All winners! This recipe is super healthy too, so feel free to get creative.

Summer Sweet Pea Spread

1 cup fresh raw sweet peas
1 avocado
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
1 clove garlic
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp natural yogurt
1 bunch of mint
juice of 1 lime

 Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender.

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