Sunday, 24 August 2014

Green Pea Purée

Another simple, easy, healthy & quick to make recipe and with only a few ingredients.

Vegan, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, diabetic friendly & heart healthy


1 1/4 cups green peas
3 lrg garlic cloves
2 tbsp nutritional yeast ( red star brand ) for a Vitamin B12 boost
4 tbsp grape seed oil
1/2 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 tsp each salt & pepper
Yields about 1/2 cup
*** use organic when possible


If using fresh peas, boil till tender 
If using frozen let defrost or add to boiling water for about 2 minutes & drain
Add all ingredients to a high speed blender or mixer. I used my mini KitchenAid
Blend till smooth or to the consistency you like. Give it a little taste test. At this point add more of any ingredient or another not listed to suite your taste buds. 
***tip after this recipe sits and/or is refrigerated it does thicken up. You can add more oil or a little water  if you wish to have a thinner consistency when your ready to eat it. You can serve it warm or cold depending what you would like to use it for. 

As I say about other dips/purées recipes I have previously posted is that they are very versatile. Meaning you can use them as dips, incorporate them into a pasta sauce, pizza sauce and sandwich/burger spreads. The options are yours. Mmmm just thought about adding it to a sushi roll or rice paper spring rolls. Maybe next time 

Here's what I did with this purée today

 I Used the purée as a base then added red & white quinoa then pan fried cauliflower steaks, sautéed spinach and asparagus and topped with diced red onion and home made garlic dressing. 

*did you know? Peas are full of many vitamins and minerals? Yes just like all other plant foods but I think the biggest nutrient you will be surprised about is that peas are full of PROTEIN. Check the nutritional facts out below.

But first here are some Health benefits of Peas

Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Benefits

Support for Blood Sugar Regulation

Heart Health Promotion

Protection Against Stomach Cancer

So next time you serve up a side dish of peas, know you are serving up a sweet delicious superfood.
Here's a website that explains this in detail...👇
Enjoy and may you be Nutritionally Well...

Green peas - The World's Healthiest Foods
In studies where the health benefits of green peas have been directly examined, it's usually been in their dried versus fresh form. These research trends are  ...
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Nutritional Facts

Green Peas, cooked
1.00 cup
(137.75 grams)
Calories: 116
GI: low


 vitamin K39.6%





 vitamin B617.6%

 vitamin B317.3%

 vitamin B216.1%








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