Easy creamy peas

Recipe by Gaby Holland

This makes a great change from just adding ordinary peas to your main dish but also delicious as a topping for crostini or simply as a dip.


  • 2 cups fresh or frozen green peas
  • 2 cloves garlic 
  • ½ lemon, juice and zest 
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup fresh mint 
  • Small piece of fresh chilli, finely chopped 
  • Salt and pepper 


  1. Steam peas and garlic cloves until tender, about 10 minutes.
  2. Place in a small food processor together with the fresh mint and lemon zest.
  3. Pour in the oil and lemon juice
  4. Pulse until quite smooth.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

This recipe first appeared on Gourmet Today, March, 2016.

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