Green Pea and Mint hummus (adapted from recipe by Yotam Ottolenghi)
A GREAT DIP FOR SNACKS AND ACCOMPANIMENT TO FISH AND MEAT DISHES
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
sweet paprika to sprinkle
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.