When we find ourselves having friends and relatives coming over for a party, we want to please everyone by choosing a selection of nibbles that may satisfy most and are easy and quick to prepare.
This spicy garden peas dip can be perfect for you. With just a few ingredients, you will be able to bring a delicious dip to the table. This version is entirely vegan, but you prefer a variant, give it a try it with pecorino cheese or parmesan waffles.
It can be prepared in advance and kept in the fridge for at least two days.
For 4-6 people, preparation time 15 minutes.
- 200g peas (weighed from frozen)
- ½ onion
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1 teaspoon of coriander seeds
- 1/2 spicy green chilli
- 1 tablespoon of tahini sauce
- Enough ice cubes
- 1/2 lemon, just the juice
- 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- Sesame and spring onion to serve
1 – Finely chop the onion and cook it in a pan until it is translucent. To prevent it from burning or caramelizing too much, add half a glass of water and let it evaporate while slowly cooking the onion. Then add the chopped garlic.
2 – Add the peas, coriander seeds, thinly chopped chilli pepper and sauté everything for a few minutes with a pinch of salt and pepper to taste. It is crucial that the peas are not overcooked, or they will lose their bright green colour.
3 – Once the peas are tossed and cooked, transfer everything to the jug of the blender, with a couple of ice cubes, tahini sauce, lemon juice and oil. Blend everything until you get a smooth cream. Taste and adjust the flavour with salt, pepper, lemon and chilli. Garnish the dip with spring onion and sesame seeds, serve it with crispy croutons, focaccia, crackers or pita bread.
- If you do not have a blender, use the hand blender. The result will be excellent either way.
- The ice will have a double role: to cool the peas quite quickly and add a liquid part without risking diluting the dip too much.
- It keeps well in the refrigerator, better to use some cling film in contact with the cream to avoid creating a dry film on the surface.