3 cups fresh or frozen green peas
zest of 1 un-waxed lemon
3 tablespoon lemon juice (½ lemon)
1 large clove garlic
¼ cup packed mint leaves
2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1-2 tablespoon raw tahini (makes dip creamy)
¼ teaspoon sea salt
If using frozen peas, leave out to thaw completely or cook them.
If using raw peas, bring a pot of water to boil, add peas and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Plunge them into an ice bath or very cold water to halt the cooking process. Set aside.
Put whole clove of garlic in a Super Blender and pulse to mince.
Add the remaining ingredients and blend on high to puree.
Store in an airtight container for 3-4 days.
Peas have a low amount of calories but lots of micronutrients, protein and fibre. They contain antioxidants that promote a strong immune system and slow down the ageing process.
Lemons are very good for you, they contain vitamin C, B6, A, E, Folate, Niacin thiamin, Riboflavin, Copper, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc and Protein. They can be used to treat throat infections, indigestion, constipation, dental problems and high blood pressure. Lemons also strengthen the immune system and are also considered an excellent blood purifier.
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