Minty Pea and Avocado Spread

This minty pea and avocado spread is great as a pesto, dip or spread.
Minty pea and avocado spread

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 and avocado spread

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 and avocado spread with mint

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.



  1. 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).

  2. 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!


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