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! 🙂
Read on for 2 tasty recipes with it! 🙂
Recipe: For about 600 ml of thicker spread
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
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?
Recipe: For 2 persons
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
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
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! 🙂
Recipe: For 1 person, 1 cracker
1 x 100% rye cracker
a big dollop of your minted pea spread
1 fresh radish, cleaned, cut up thinly into 4 rounds
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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