Pea in a name or description other than soup is strange. Trying to figure out what to call this, had my family laughing. They didn’t like pea dip – at all, my daughter kept changing it to Pita dip. I thought pita dip was misleading and could be anything. Pea spread is not so wonderful either. Pea sauce? This came out like hummus, only with really fresh english peas from the farm market and dill from the garden and a little garlic, lime and olive oil. It’s prettier than regular hummus because it is bright green but goes really well with pita. Father’s Day is coming up and this makes a great vegetable dip for the family gathering – but don’t call it pea dip because no one will eat it.
English peas are similar to chickpeas in that they don’t break down super smooth just by using the food processor. First I used the food processor to break it down, then I used a magic bullet to make it more fine and velvety smooth. The blender might work a little better, but the mash comes out thick, not runny so it doesn’t pour. The dill taste becomes a little more pronounced if it sits over night or for at least a little while in the fridge before serving. We demolished the bowl of peas that we ate – it was so good. Fresh picked peas are one of our favorite treats.
- 2 cups peas
- 1 -2 cloves garlic
- 1 lime
- Nice size bunch of fresh dill
- Olive oil
- In a food processing bowl place english peas, garlic, and pour over with olive oil.
- Pulse and add oil, then pulse again – keep doing this until you get a smooth dip consistency.
- Add in dill and juice of one lime, pulse again.
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