If you follow me on Instagram (check it out if you aren’t!) then you have likely been awaiting some recipes from the new Clean Slate Cookbook from the editors of Martha Stewart Living. I’ll be reviewing the entire cookbook along with some other goodies on Friday (along with a giveaway! shhhh) but first I wanted to share some of my favorite recipes inspired by or directly from the Clean Slate Cookbook & Guide! Today I’m sharing the Pureed Pea Dip with Mint & Lemon Recipe directly from the book- & what I loved serving it with! Check out the way they took frozen peas & made them taste like spring!
I am an absolute mint fiend so when I spied this recipe in the index I knew it had to be made asap! Mint is one of those ingredients that can really bridge a gap in an otherwise recipe. While I like the idea of the pea dip altogether I think it is the fresh herbs that really make it special & bright on the palate.
- 3 cups frozen green peas
- ¼ cup fresh mint leaves
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, extra virgin
- 1 lemon, zested fine & juice
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 tablespoon tahini
- salt & pepper to taste
- Cook 3 cups frozen green peas (do not thaw) in a pot of boiling water until tender, about 1 minute.
- Use a slotted spoon to transfer to a colander, & run under cold water to stop the cooking.
- Let cool completely, then drain.
- Pulse peas with rest of ingredients minus the salt & pepper in a food processor until thick & combined.
- Season with coarse salt & freshly ground pepper. Drizzle with additional oil if desired. Dip can be refrigerated in an airtight container up to one day.
Although you could serve this dip with just about any kind of snack foods I added mine to crunchy toasts & paired it with a perfectly poached egg. Decadence! You can check out the entire range of healthy recipes in the Clean Slate: A Cookbook and Guide: Reset Your Health, Detox Your Body, and Feel Your Best by the authors of Martha Stewart Living on Amazon here. This one is a cinch to prepare & make but there are some with more detailed work. All of the recipes have a healthy focus which I’m really enjoying. I’ll have more recipes & ideas from Clean Slate all week!
What are you favorite types of cookbooks? How do you use veggie dips? What would you pair with this dip?
Plate used can be found from the Martha Stewart Collection available exclusively from Macy’s here.