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Vegan Gluten-Free minted pea spread with 2 recipes on how to savour it! ;)

Yesterday, I invented this tasty powerful green minted pea spread! I made a spread in place of a pesto because I could use it as a nice spread for crackers, etc! You can make it more oily by adding a lot more olive oil! This is one power pea spread! Check it all out! I made it without cheese or nuts! The spread is completely Vegan & Gluten-free too! 🙂

The vegan GF minted pea spread!
The vegan GF minted pea spread!

Read on for 2 tasty recipes with it! 🙂

Recipe: For about 600 ml of thicker spread

Ingredients:

300 gr small frozen peas, cooked into boiling water, cooked until al dente, well-drained

zest of 1 organic lemon

1 teaspoon + 1/4 teaspoon of Maldon sea salt

15 grins of finely milled black pepper

3 fat cloves of garlic, peeled & roughly cut up

3 thick spring onions, cleaned, white & green parts kept, cut up roughly

a fruity evoo: 40 ml

13 fresh large mint leaves, cleaned & torn up

Method:

1. Take your food processor & add cooked green peas, lemon zest, garlic, spring onions & mint leaves. Pulse or mix on low-speed until it all comes together. Taste! I added 1 teaspoon + 1/4 teaspoon of Maldon sea salt & 15 grins of finely milled black pepper! Pulse again & again. I like my spreads to be like just above. I like to see still what is in my spread. I added 40 ml of a fruity Extra Virgin Olive Oil & mixed it in. You must taste the sweet green peas, the lemon zest, the garlic & the mint in the end! 🙂 Enjoy, like in these recipes below!

PS : You can make a pesto out of this, by adding more of that fruity evoo & maybe you must adjust the seasoning too, maybe by adding more mint leaves! I don’t know, because I didn’t test it out! 🙂

So, on with the tasty recipes!

The 1st day, when the spread was just made, I made this tasty minted pea spread pasta dish! Looks appetizing, no?

A tasty minted pea spread spelt penne pasta!
A tasty minted pea spread spelt penne pasta!

Recipe: For 2 persons

Ingredients:

300 gr white spelt penne

280 gr of chicken fillets, cleaned & cut up into bite-sized pieces

a fruity evoo to fry your chicken in

black pepper

some Maldon sea salt

4 dollops of the fresh green minted pea spread

2 large fresh mint leaves, 1 per plate, to top your spread with

Method:

1. Cook your spelt penne according to your packet instructions. It took me 7 minutes. Drain well & set aside. Fry your chicken pieces into hot fruity evoo on all sides until browned & cooked through. Season them with black pepper & sea salt. Keep warm. Take 2 white pasta plates & divide your penne. Add 2 big dollops of the minted pea spread on top of the spelt penne, onto each plate @& top with a fresh mint leaf, onto each plate. Scatter & divide your fried chicken pieces all around the outside of each plate & devour instantly with a loved one! MMM! 🙂 Leave the rest of the pea spread for tomorrow to make my lovely lunch cracker! 😉 This will be my next recipe! 🙂

The pea spread is even better the next day, when well-kept in the fridge. Then, you can make this lovely breakfast or small lunch! 🙂

MMM! Power!
MMM! A Power Rye Cracker!

Recipe: For 1 person, 1 cracker

Ingredients:

1 x 100% rye cracker

a big dollop of your minted pea spread

1 fresh radish, cleaned, cut up thinly into 4 rounds

Method:

1. Smear your rye cracker in with the lovely spread, thick or thin, it is up to you! Arrange your radish slices over the top & enjoy instantly! In a few bites, it will be al gone! 😉 Enjoy!

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Hello! My name is Sophie & I love to cook & bake mostly healthily but with a twist! There is a bit of gardening & travelling in here too! Enjoy! :)

56 thoughts on “Vegan Gluten-Free minted pea spread with 2 recipes on how to savour it! ;)

  1. I looooove rye cracker and will surely try this recipe, Sophie! It looks good, healthy and powerful; well done!
    Big hug, Dina

  2. This looks really good, Sophie. I can see myself enjoying this with a glass of wine as a pre-dinner snack. The colour is gorgeous. I’ve made a pea dip before with parmesan and mint and it was really yummy xx

  3. I tend to turn my pea puree into little quenelles to have as a sidedish, love this idea of using it as a pasta sauce or spread!

  4. What a beautiful and healthy spread! Such a pretty color for spring!

  5. This is the perfect dip for Spring!! I bet it tastes soo fresh with the peas and the lemon and mint. That pasta looks so yummy, and so does your rye cracker! I almost have all the ingredients for this dip!

  6. Ah I love how you put sliced radishes on the rye cracker, I grew up eating them and just got a wave of memories (and homesickness towards Norway) – the minted pea spread is so bright and green – lovely!! xo

  7. am not a fan of peas, but this looks good! And I especially like the look of it on crackers, topped with radishes. Lovely 🙂

  8. I love making peas into pesto! This looks and sounds wonderful Sophie. I love that you added mint to it, I bet it really gives a beautiful, fresh flavor to it. I love mint!!

  9. Something that healthy shouldn’t look so delicious, ha ha! 🙂 But that is a delicious looking spread, and I especially liked the look of it on the cracker!

  10. That looks awesome! The cracker one is going to be a must try for me.

  11. This may sound strange, but I really do love the combination of mint and peas almost as much as mint and chocolate! They are just a match made in heaven. I am all over this spread and could see it working beautifully as a dressing once thinned out a bit, too.

  12. I looooove rye cracker and will surely try this recipe, Sophie! It looks good, healthy and powerful; well done!
    Big hug, Dina

  13. Hey Sophie!
    I made your lovely minted pea spread & loved it immensely!I I savoured it on my pasta, just like you said & loved it! You were right, the next day, the spread was even better! 😉

    I smeared it on sourdough home-made bread!

    Delightful & super! xxx

  14. I love this Sophie! I’ve made a pea spread on toasted bread with roasted corn. The color of your recipe is perfect for the spring weather we’re having here. Will have to try!

  15. Such a versatile sauce, you can use it on anything from pasta to crackers! I still need to use up these peas, that’s a recipe I would love to try! Thank you for sharing this, Sophie!

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