Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs
"There it is!" said Bryan. Oh the excitement of seeing Spring come to the hills of this farm. Bore bees were busy digging holes inside of the greenhouse and buzzing around while Bryan was venturing into the Spring garden to scope out the new plants. We had been patiently waiting for the last several weeks to see these little peas show themselves and now the wait was over. For Bryan; who is a vegan, these snow peas represent a total package. At their easiest, a wash in the vegetable sink in pop directly in mouth. However; quite often after the day has set and night is upon us I quickly make up the dill dip and we just scoop up the dip and use the snow peas for a pleasurable crunch. We have been working on healthy versions and this is it! As always with my recipes, make them your very own, give them your own special memory, and look closely you will see that pea pod looking up at you too.
- 3⁄4 cup sour cream
- 1⁄2 cup mayonnaise
- 3 scallions, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon dried dill (I use fresh dill but I increase to 1 tablespoon)
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice, fresh
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning (optional)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt, to taste
- 1⁄4 lb fresh snow pea, washed with stems removed
- wavy chips
- pita chips
- Mix sour cream, mayonnaise, scallions, dill, lemon juice, salt, and any optional ingredients as listed.
- Chill dip for at least 2 hours to allow flavors to marry.
- Serve the dip with snow peas as your dipper(s).
- Don't have snow peas? Use what is in season for your area. Blanched asparagus, baby carrots, or cucumbers or of course, chips.
Yum ! Both DH and I like our scallions minced in things like this instead of chopped, and in order to do that well, I added half of the sour cream.. wrong! once blitzed the sour cream was the consistancy of milk ... so my dip in the end was a little more liquid than what was intended in the recipe, NO fault of the recipe of course! (please learn from my stupidity LOL) but the TASTE was great !!! I pan fried baby asparagus tips for 1 minute in a tablespoon of olive oil, added some raw red bell peppers and of course the snow peas and DH and I dipped and dipped until the bowl was wiped clean. DH isn't even a huge fan of raw food LOL. Please see my rating system: 4 excellent stars for a great summer recipe that is fresh and healthy and yummy ! Thanks !
A fresh and perfect dip for my baby carrots and snow peas! I needed a light and summery lift, and this filled the bill! You made my day a little more delightful, thanks!
This was super delish darling Andi! I loved the heat from the red pepper flakes! I also added about 1 1/2 tbs of cilantro to mine because I just felt it would work well and it really did! I wish I had made more! Also this worked very well with low fat sourcream and fat free mayo! Perfect over some blanched green beans! Thanks for posting! Made for Spring into Fruits and Veggies game in the Diabetic Forum April 2010!!!