Creamy Minted Pea and Avocado Dip

November 8th, 2012

My go-to snacks always involved avocado, lime and salt. Together these three simple ingredients make a winning combination. Thickly spread on toast with slices of tomato, it is just delicious! I do sometimes, however, think I need to spice my usual up a little and add a few extra flavours to keep my favourite snack interesting, and adding peas, mint and brazil nuts is an amazing way to do this. They instantly add a new depth of deliciousness, which only takes an extra 2 minutes to prepare. It’s awesome. It’s like an alternative guacamole!Β Adding the brazil nuts really gives the avocado a wonderful new texture, that is a little creamier and richer than normal, while the peas add an almost sweet flavour which is perfectly complimented by the freshness of the mint and tanginess of the lime juice.

Makes one small bowl:

–Β 1 avocado

– 1/2 a cup of peas (80g)

– 4 brazil nuts (12g)

– 2 – 3 tablespoons of water

– a handful of fresh mint leaves (10g)

– 1 juicy lime or lemon, 2 if they’re not very juicy

– 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar

– salt

First rinse the peas with warm water, letting them defrost for a minute. They don’t need to be cooked but the dip is way too cold if you use totally frozen peas!

Then juice the lime before adding all of the ingredients to a food processor, it should take 2-3 minutes for a beautifully smooth consistency to form.

Then slather over toast, crackers, put in a pot and dip your veggies in – whatever you do, enjoy! You’ll love this.