All We Are Saying… Is Give Peas A Chance…

Alright…stop throwing those peas, you’ll need them for a recipe…


I was browsing the messages on the ScouseVeg Mailing/Discussion list [sign up here] when I saw a forwarded newsletter from the Peas website. Yes there is a website. Yes they have a newsletter. I myself love mushy peas but was also interested on what else you could do with the humble pea.

On the pea website they have a big selection of vegetarian pea recipes and I’ve chosen one which you could make for – if you are having one – a New Years Eve party:

Pea Guacamole

Pea Guacamole
Time taken: 10 mins/Serves: 4


  • 450g/1lb bag frozen peas
  • 1 small onion, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp coriander, chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • tabasco


Cook peas for 3-4 minutes in lightly salted boiling water or until tender. Drain and allow to cool slightly. Put the peas into a food processor with all the remaining ingredients (apart from a sprinkling of the chopped chilli). Pulse until mixture is crushed but not completely smooth.

Season with salt, freshly ground black pepper and a few drops of Tabasco as required. For a spicier Guacamole add more Tabasco. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with the remaining chopped chilli. Ideal as a dip or to serve as a starter with blinis and vegan sour cream.

This recipe © peas.org.

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