Pea & mint smash

Sep 7, 2014

So quick, utterly simple and a dish you can rustle up at any time in your kitchen, frozen peas pending, this pea and lemon combination is a dream. Served hot or cold, it can be teamed up with your main meal or enjoyed as a snack.  My favourite time to make this is when I make fish, homemade sweet potato chips cooked in coconut oil and paprika and this zesty pea and mint smash just finishes it off and is utterly yum.

Lemon peas in the making

lemon mushy peas

lemon peas

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Jess x

Pea & mint smash
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Delicious hot or cold, this pea smash with lemon zest can be enjoyed as a side to most main dishes.
Serves: 1 medium bowl
  • 2 cups defrosted frozen peas
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 lug of olive oil
  • zest and juice 1 lemon
  • 1 handful of mint
  • salt & freshly ground pepper
  1. In a blender, mix up the peas, mint, lemon zest (leaving a little aside for garnishing), lemon juice, lug of olive oil and seasoning.
  2. Blend until the pea smash mixture is as smooth or as chunky as you'd like it.
  3. It can be served cold or heated up, if you're heating it, simply transfer the mix into a saucepan on medium heat for a few minutes until it's heated through.
  4. Serve in small bowls on the table for people to help themselves to or dish up straight onto plates and enjoy!

Hi, I’m Jess! Nutritional Therapist  & Personal Trainer, sharing workouts & nutrition made simple from my island home in Menorca. My mission? To educate & inspire people to achieve & sustain their personal health & body shape goals. I love to hike, cook, and bring inspiring people together.


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