Minted Mashed Pea Dip

10 minutes | Easy Recipe
Snack, Appetizer, Side Dishes
gluten-free, low-sodium, vegetarian, vegan, low-carb, dairy-free, dips



  • 3 cups frozen green peas (thaw completely first)
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves (extra for finished product topping)
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon (3 tablespoons of lemon juice) (zest for topping)
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (plus more for topping)
  • 1 tablespoon raw tahini
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • Pinch of ground black pepper


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 5 cups of water to a boil to blanch peas. Add peas and a pinch of salt to the boiling water, cook until tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer cooked peas to an ice-water bath and then drain.
  2. In a food processor, pulse peas with fresh mint leaves, lemon zest and juice, garlic, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and tahini. Pulse until desired consistency.
  3. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle extra olive oil on top + top with extra fresh mint leaves and lemon zest.

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