The Minty Spring Pea Dip is a fun variation on the classic hummus that you must try if you like traditional hummus.
If you’re looking for a quick, simple, delicious, and light weekend dip, this is a great thing to add to your spring course.
Peas, like many fruits and vegetables, bloom in the spring.
We always grow as many herbs as possible throughout the year and love to get a little inspiration from the things we harvest. That philosophy is where this fun recipe was born. We have a small garden with fresh mint and delicious peas in the garden, what more could you ask for!
This refreshing mint was born from having more mint than we knew what to do with it! Plus, hummus can sometimes be a little boring for us, so why not swap it for protein-rich peas as well?
Use the basic five to prepare a healthy snack with this mint pea
A basic five meal is any meal that contains all the five elements in our food The five foundational The diet: Non-starchy carbohydrates, starchy carbohydrates, healthy fats, protein, and flavor factor.
The Five Foundation supports you in nourishing your physical body so you can know what you’re eating, which is the first step in mindful eating. The rest is knowing how to eat and positively experience your food.
By including these five elements in your meal, you are supporting your physical body at the cellular level, ensuring that you are consuming the nutrients you need for sharp focus, calm digestion, lasting energy, sound sleep and long-term vitality and health.
For snacks, we recommend always pairing at least two ingredients together, not including the flavor factor. This ensures that you get a well-balanced snack that will keep you full until your next meal and won’t High blood sugar.
Here are the five essentials on a Minty Spring Pea Dip:
1 • Non-starchy carbohydrates
- green pepper
- Other non-starchy vegetables for dipping
2 • Starchy or sugary carbohydrates
3 • Healthy fats
4 • Protein
5 • the flavor factor
Just one cup of peas contains about 4 grams of fiber, which is very good for a side dish only, and in the big order for your day, it accounts for about 8% of your daily fiber needs (based on the 35 grams per day which is “standard”, some People need more, some need less.)
Peas are packed with vitamin K, vitamin B, minerals, plant protein, and so much of the high-quality protein that vegan protein powder companies have recently started incorporating peas into powder blends.
Just one cup of peas yields 8 grams of protein, which is high for vegetables!
Studies have also shown that peppermint can help with lightening Digestive problemsSuch as stomach upset, bloating, gas and diarrhea. Peppermint contains a group of antioxidants and phytonutrients that can help reduce oxidative stress and inflammation.
Fresh or frozen?
Fresh peas may contain few of the nutrients they provide and a sweeter flavor, but frozen peas are very convenient and affordable. Additional ingredients that you will need in this recipe are herbs, lemon and a few things that you probably already have in your kitchen.
Whenever you buy frozen peas or any fruit or vegetable for that matter, always have those that contain the whole food as one ingredient. For example, get a bag of frozen peas that only contain peas as an ingredient. I don’t need anything else!
Pea dip is great for on the go
The Minty Spring Pea Dip is actually more versatile than you might think. It’s great to store it in the fridge and enjoy a quick snack with some veggies or gluten-free biscuits or serve hot as a side dish for dinner or lunch.
Another way to use the Minty Spring Pea Dip is to sprinkle it on a sandwich for a bright lemon and mint flavor, or add a few sprigs to the pasta or cereal of your choice and toss it with a little extra virgin olive oil. The chickpea will turn into a delicious sauce that can coat pasta or grains of your choice.
Whatever you choose to enjoy this recipe, we know you will love it just as much as we do!