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Sweet Pea and Mint Dip (Recipe)

Sweet Pea and Mint Dip (Recipe)

 

The days are getting longer and the flowers are in bloom. Yep, it’s finally spring! And what better way to celebrate than with some fresh, seasonal foods? Check out this recipe for sweet pea and mint dip.

Serve the dip at room temperature with a sliced baguette or pita bread.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 Cup onion, chopped
  • 3 Cups fresh or frozen peas, shelled
  • 2 Tablespoons tahini
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh spearmint, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons sour cream
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 Teaspoon lemon juice (optional)

Instructions:
1. In a small pot over medium heat, heat olive oil. Add onions and cook for about 5 minutes, until the onions are soft but are not yet browned. Stir in peas and 3/4 cup water. Cover pot and bring mixture to a boil. Cook for 5 additional minutes. Drain peas and onions in a sieve propped inside of a bowl.
2. Transfer pea-onion mixture to a food processor. Add in tahini, mint, sour cream and a few sprinkles of salt and pepper. Pulse until roughly pureed. Adjust seasoning to taste. Let cool before serving. If desired, stir in lemon juice.

Recipe Credit: Simply Recipes

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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12:09PM PST on Feb 12, 2014

Yummy!

11:20AM PDT on Oct 14, 2013

thanks for sharing

9:02AM PDT on Jun 2, 2013

yum

1:14AM PDT on Jun 2, 2013

Thank you.

11:31PM PDT on May 13, 2013

Thanks for sharing, sounds really good :)

11:39PM PDT on Apr 28, 2013

Wondeful suggestion now that peas are abundant and relatively cheap! Thanks for sharing.

1:59AM PDT on Apr 27, 2013

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8:43AM PDT on Apr 17, 2013

This sounds interesting - think I might try this recipe.

7:06PM PDT on Apr 15, 2013

Will try this, sounds good! Thank You

6:38AM PDT on Apr 14, 2013

Looks good!

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