Pea Dip

Easy Fresh Spring Pea Dip

This Easy Fresh Spring Pea Dip is a cinch to make and very versatile. I suggest serving this dip with pita chips, rye toast, or vegetables such as carrots, radishes, and cherry tomatoes. It also makes an excellent spread for sandwiches—just add sliced avocado, sprouts, and spring mix for a tasty lunch.   

Pea Dip

You may shell your spring peas on the porch with a bowl in your lap, or buy them cleaned from a tailgate market. No matter how you procure these little green beauties this Easy Fresh Spring Pea Dip recipe is worthy of their wholesome flavor.

This delicious hummus made with fresh protein-rich peas instead of garbanzo beans, it a healthy alternative. I know that the traditionalists out there are banging their fist of the counter because they think hummus needs chickpeas. Does it really? I think recipes and food in these modern times, can take any spin on them within reason, of course.

Pea Dip

To make this sweet and savory hummus made with tahini, lemon, mint, and, more you’ll need a food processor and only a few minutes of your time. I prefer to use fresh peas, but if impossible for you to get, frozen will work. Thaw the peas before beginning the recipe.

It’s so simple to make Fresh Pea Dip with Parmesan, Tahini, Pine Nuts, and Fresh Mint. With the peas blanched, then the tahini and the lemon juice. After you remove the pea mixture to a bowl and blend the rest of the ingredients, you have a finished product. Easy peasy!!!

Without all the ingredients being pureed and many added at the end, the dip has an excellent texture. It’s wonderful to make for family and friends when spring is upon us. It has a cooling and refreshing effect to help us realize winter is behind us.

Pea Dip

It’s so quick and easy to make that you’ll be able to whip up in just minutes.

Fresh Spring Pea Dip with Parmesan, Tahini, Pine Nuts, and Fresh Mint

This Easy Fresh Spring Pea Dip is a cinch to make and very versatile. I suggest serving this dip with pita chips, rye toast, or vegetables such as carrots, radishes, and cherry tomatoes. It also makes an excellent spread for sandwiches—just add sliced avocado, sprouts, and spring mix for a tasty lunch. 

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Appetizers, Dips, Peas

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups Fresh Shelled Peas
  • About 1 cup Chicken Broth or Water – as needed
  • 2 Tbsp. Tahini sesame seed paste
  • 1 tsp. Lemon Juice fresh squeezed
  • 1 Cup Fresh Parmesan finely grated
  • ½ tsp. Garlic – minced
  • ¼ Cup Fresh Mint – chopped
  • ½ Cup Pine Nuts – toasted lightly
  • 2 Tbsp. Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • Kosher Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper – to taste

Instructions

  1. Put peas in a pan with enough broth or stock to come half-way up the pot. Proceed to cook for about 3 minutes or until peas are bright green and tender. Rinse under very cold water to halt the cooking process. Put all but 1 cup of peas in a food processor and add just enough liquid to start the puree. When the puree is relatively smooth, add the tahini and the lemon juice and mix until blended. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the remaining cup of peas.
  2. Add parmesan, garlic, mint, pine nuts, and olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and fold in gently until thoroughly mixed. Adjust the seasonings and thin out with more liquid, if necessary.

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