All’s fair in love and snacking. That means if you want commit what some might consider a foodie sin, it’s your right to do so. For instance, try swapping avocado for peas in this funky, fresh, guacamole-like dip. Why peas? Peas are tasty and loaded with protein! Plus, with the addition of protein-packed hemp seeds, you’ve got a snack that’s working for you instead of against you. Serve it with crackers for a bit of crunch, sliced veggies for a good-for-you snack or as a spread on your favorite sandwich.
Yields 1-1/2 cup
2 cups English or baby sweet peas (fresh or frozen)
1/2 cup cilantro, packed (stems are OK, just remove frayed ends)
1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice (or juice of 1 lime)
1/4 cup hemp seeds
3 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. garlic powder or 1 clove garlic, peeled
3/4 tsp. pink salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
Crackers, for serving
Assorted veggie slices, for serving
- In a small saucepan, bring water to boil and add peas. Cook for 2 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water.
- In food processor, combine peas with cilantro, lime juice and hemp seeds. Puree and steam in olive oil. Add spices and pulse to blend until thoroughly combined. Adjust seasonings to taste.
- Serve immediately with crackers and sliced veggies.
- Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.