Minted Fresh Pea Dip
Fresh peas are a rare treat as they are only available for one or two weeks in June each year, found at your local farmer’s market, of course! I buy a few quarts to freeze for later because fresh peas are worth it. They are healthy, packed with protein, and are an excellent source of fiber with a naturally low-calorie count.
While this recipe is for a dip, you’ll want to dip anything and everything into it! Fresh mint adds another dimension to the dip bowl and it’s [mostly] guilt-free, so enjoy it — you earned it. Plus it’s a heck of a lot more fun to make this than to read the dictionary.
Steam the peas – In a medium skillet over high heat, add enough water to cover the bottom of the skillet and bring to a boil. Add the peas, cover, and steam for 3-5 minutes until the peas are tender. Drain in a colander and let cool to room temperature.
Make the dip – Place the peas and the remaining ingredients in a food processor and pulse until combined but not puréed. Spoon into a serving bowl and garnish with extra mint. Drizzle with a little avocado oil. Sprinkle with a mixture of white and black sesame seeds.
MINTED PEA DIP
- 10 oz (2 cups) of fresh peas
- 1 medium garlic clove, minced
- 1 small scallion, finely chopped
- ¼ cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
- 3 tbsp vegan mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 tbsp avocado oil
- ¼ tsp pink sea salt
- black pepper to taste
- two fresh mint leaves, julienned
- a pinch of white sesame seeds
- a pinch of black sesame seeds