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.
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Inactive: 5 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups
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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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