Herbed Pea Dip

Whenever I need a last-minute appetizer or snack, I pull out a bag of frozen peas, cook them briefly to defrost, then pulse them with whatever[ flavorings I have on hand like garlic, fresh herbs and olive oil. This dip is always a huge hit served with grilled bread or crudite.]

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
5 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
1 1/2 cups
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Sea salt
  • 2 cups frozen peas, defrosted
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Freshly ground black pepper
Directions
  • Warm 1 tablespoon of the oil in a skillet set over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until golden, 6 to 8 minutes. Add a pinch of salt and the garlic and cook for another 3 minutes. Add the peas and cook for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and cool. Place the peas and onions in a food processor and add the dill, mint, lemon juice, the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and 1/4 cup water. Blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, then place in a bowl and serve.


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