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?

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5 from 2 votes

Minty Pea Avocado Spread

Servings: 8 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
A spring inspired pea spread that is great as a dip or pesto too.

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup peas, I used thawed frozen ones
  • 1/2 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

Instructions 

  • Place all ingredients in a food processor except for cheese and process until combined but still chunky.
  • Garnish with cheese shavings and use as a spread, dip or pesto.

Nutrition

Serving: 1SERVINGCalories: 53kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 119mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 180IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 0.4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Sauces, Dressings & Spreads
Cuisine: American
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  1. 5 stars
    We did this without the cheese on top because I don’t really do dairy. It was delicious! Less minty than I expected, but very good. It’s a great hummus substitute. Next time I might add some more mint.

  2. 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

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