Featured Recipe: Smashed Pea Houmous

Posted: 29 March 2014

Blog category: Recipes

Present this as a side with meats or with pitta bread in place of traditional houmous. It is quick and cheap to make and has a bright fresh colour. Great as an appetizer with olives and vegetable crisps. This recipe is cooked in the microwave which helps the peas keep a vibrant green colour and takes only 5 minutes to make!

Preparation time: 0 min 
Cooking time: 3 min 
Serves 8

400g frozen peas
1tsp vegetable bouillon paste
1 tbsp white sugar
1 clove garlic, peeled
1tsp white wine vinegar
1tsp tahini paste (optional)
2tbsp water
You will need a large jar with a neck wide enough insert the blade end of your hand blender.

1/ Place all the ingredients in the jar and cover with cling film.
2/ Shake the jar to mix all the ingredients. Microwave on high for two minutes or until the peas are hot but still a bright green colour. Do not overheat or the peas will lose their colour.

3/ Remove the cling film and insert the blade of the hand blender in the jar. Blitz until the required consistency is achieved.

4/ Allow to cool then put the lid on the jar and refrigerate until needed.