Monday, June 4, 2012

Sweet Green Pea Humm-ish

Honestly, I was skeptical about this one.
I thought "What do I eat this with? Chips? But it's sweet... hhmm, should I eat it on carrots? Well, that seems silly... eating one vegetable with another......" Ponder, ponder, ponder. Searches through the fridge, freezer, and pantry. Twice. (because obviously in my shoebox sized kitchen I could have missed something the first time)....... "Okay, well aside from a spoon, chips it is!"


Dip. Crunch.
Dip. Crunch.
Bigger dip. Crunch, crunch.
Dip, crunch, dip, crunch, dip, crunch.


"And now I've eaten half the bowl....."


You really need to try this stuff. The salt from the chips really highlights the sweet from the peas. I greedily ate every bit of this myself, double dipping and finger sucking as I went.




Sweet Green Pea Humm-ish
Adapted from Simply Recipes

1/2 tbs evoo
1/4 cup chopped onion - mine was a little more
1 cup frozen petite peas
1/2 cup water
2 tbs tahini
1 tbs sour cream- or plain greek yogurt
black pepper to taste

In a small pot, saute the onion in evoo until translucent. Add the peas and water, cover and bring to a boil, then reduce and let simmer for about 5 mins. Drain the peas and onion. Pour into a food processor or blender and add in tahini, sour cream, and black pepper. Pulse until pureed. Serve very chilled with salty tortilla chips.

*Tip: for a more creamy puree, add a touch more sour cream- more tahini will make it more nutty tasting.