This vibrant green dip went down a smash with our kids - hence the name! Quick, easy and tasty, no-cook with just basic equipment needed; what’s not to like?
A lovely lunchbox idea with the wholemeal pitta bread to dunk in - beats a boring sandwich any day!
Follow a recipe; follow food safety & hygiene rules; tidy away; use measuring jugs and spoons; crush garlic; use a citrus squeezer; season to taste.
Kettle, toaster, medium bowl, sieve, blender, measuring spoons, weighing scales, citrus squeezer.
Wheat | Milk
Please note the allergens listed are indicative only. Allergens vary depending on brand; check the labels on the products you use.
Ingredients (serves 4):
- 200 g frozen peas
- 100 g feta cheese
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 2 handfuls of mint
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Pepper, to taste
- 4 wholemeal pitta bread, toasted
- Boil the kettle. Place the peas in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Leave them to stand for 3 minutes, then drain and rinse in cold water.
- Place the peas, feta, lemon juice, mint, garlic and olive oil into a blender.
- Blitz until you have a fairly chunky consistency.
- Taste and season if necessary.
- Scrape into a bowl and serve with wholemeal pitta bread.
So thinking about Pea & Mint Smash Up with wholemeal pitta bread ...
Pitta bread is a healthy source of complex carbohydrates. Choose wholemeal varieties to add extra fibre to your diet.
Peas are legumes and like other legumes (beans and lentils) they are packed with protein and fibre. They are also low in calories and fat, and are a good source of vitamins and minerals.
Feta cheese is a source of protein and calcium. Although lower in fat than some cheeses it should be used sparingly due to its very high salt content.
|Energy||1343kJ / 320kcal||16%|
per 160g serving
% of an adult's reference intake
Typical values per 100g: Energy 839kJ / 200kcal
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