Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins
Great with veggies if you are feeling healthy or crisps if you are not. I use both petit pois or garden peas for this depending on whats around. I also use either fresh or frozen, just defrost the frozen ones first. The best way to serve this is to put the dip into a bowl and have a big board next to it with your veggies on. And have some salt and pepper to hand in case you need it. It's a good sociable way to start a meal. Remember this will only ever be as good as what you serve with it, for veg I like oval radishes and baby carrots, cos or romaine lettuce, celery etc. Try to get freshest you can, if they still have leafy bits on (carrots radishes etc - leave 'em on, they make great handles) Edit - I just made this and had no fresh mint. I subbed a generous tsp of mint sauce and forewent the lemon juice and it was great!
- 1 (200 ml) container yoghurt
- 1 -2 bunch of fresh mint, leaves picked
- 3⁄4 cup fresh peas
- 1⁄4 cup of freshly grated parmesan cheese
- 1⁄2 lemon, juice of
- Whiz the yoghurt and mint up in a food processor for half a minute or so.
- Add the peas and the Parmesan and whiz again - the peas will break down and the yoghurt will become green.
- Put into a bowl, correcting the seasoning with extra salt and pepper and a good squeeze of lemon juice.
- Note: When you add the lemon juice and peas to the yoghurt, quite often it splits and turns into a kind of cheese, but this is absolutely fine. It depends on the type of yoghurt you use and how acidic your lemon is. Just pour away any excess water. Usually, though, it doesn't split and is more like a puree, but both ways are good.