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

Minty Pea Avocado Spread

Yield: about 1 cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A spring inspired pea spread that is great as a dip or pesto too.


  • 1 cup peas (I used thawed frozen ones)
  • 1/2 an avocado
  • 4-5 mint leaves
  • 1 small clove of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 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. Rachel

    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. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers

    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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