Minty pea & avocado spread

pea dip

Weekends are for Five Guys burgers, wonton soup, half of a pizza that should’ve fed at least four and fro-yo.

Mondays are for vegetable spreads.

pea dip

I’ve been going a little crazy on weekends lately. Ulysses comes home in a ravenous state Friday night and the eating spree doesn’t stop until he leaves again Sunday evening. I don’t like being left out, particularly when it comes to food but I think I need a reminder that I’m not the one running and getting PT’d by sergeants multiple times a day during the week.

pea dip

I’m deeming this spread spring in a dish and with it saying “eff off” to the winter storm watch that’s in effect tonight. We’re 3 days away from the official change of seasons. Did someone forget to send that memo out?

Minty pea & avocado spread
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A spring inspired pea spread that is great as a dip or pesto too.
Serves: about 1½ cups
  • 1 cup peas (I used thawed frozen ones)
  • ½ an avocado
  • 4-5 mint leaves
  • 1 small clove of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • ricotta salata or feta for garnish
  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor except for cheese and process until combined but still chunky.
  2. Garnish with cheese shavings and use as a spread, dip or pesto.


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  1. 1

    All of these flavors work so well together. And they’re certainly spring like!

  2. 2

    i thought cross fit was kinda like that? ;)

  3. 3

    This just sings spring! Perfect on a veggie sammie .

  4. 4

    You’re so right about the kind of food the weekends are characterized by vs. the weekdays! Mondays are for black coffee (and yes, for minty spreads as fresh and austere as a cold spring morning).

  5. 5

    Girl, I feel your pain! I can be good all week and then my HUsband wants to go our for Italian, Pizza or Chicken Wings on Saturdays and I’m doomed because like you, I don’t want to be left out. And it’s soooooo good that I over indulge! I look at it this way, we are a loud to splurge, just have to work a tad bit harder during the week! Your spread looks good and would be great for dipping veggies in it!

  6. 6

    interesting but i’m sure this works!!

  7. 7

    Oh I know that feeling. I definitely need some good green stuff in my diet this Monday.

  8. 8

    Looks delicious and I bet it tastes like spring. If spring has a taste…

  9. 9

    Right away I thought of spring and sunshine and green trees. Looks delicious

  10. 10

    What a unique flavor combo! I bet that would be great on toast in the morning with some sunny side up eggs. Yum-o.

  11. 11

    Oh yum, this looks delicious! Add avocado to anything and i’m pretty much in ;P

  12. 12

    Mmm! This looks amazing! I’m all for some new spring food :) Got the recipe bookmarked and ready to be made!

  13. 13

    This looks like a great dip to welcome spring this week!

  14. 14

    Yum! This spread seems so fresh and tasty, I always love anything with avocado :)

  15. 15

    Looks tasty…and WHAT is with the weather?? Enough already!

  16. 16

    I dont feel that bad after fro-yo twice in a row now :P sending you warm sunshine from Dallas. And this spread should be more regular in my life than fro-yo


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