Green Pea and Mint hummus

Green Pea and Mint hummus (adapted from recipe by Yotam Ottolenghi)

A GREAT DIP FOR SNACKS AND ACCOMPANIMENT TO FISH AND MEAT DISHES

Ingredients

250g frozen peas, boiled (you can substitute with green or yellow split peas)

¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda

100g toasted sesame seeds, ground or blended with c. 1tbsp olive oil and 1tbsp water to make a smooth paste

1 handful of fresh mint leaves, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves (crushed)

100 ml cold water

salt

sweet paprika to sprinkle

Instructions

Place the peas in a pan and cover with boiling water. Cook for c. 5 mins until tender.

Drain the peas and pour into a food blender with the other ingredients and blend for 5 mins until smooth.

Transfer into a serving dish and drizzle with olive oil to prevent the hummus from discolouring and to add some extra flavour.

Sprinkle with sweet paprika.

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