Pea Guacamole

Pea Guacamole is a bright green dip that is very suggestive of spring.

It is a healthy, low fat alternative to the avocado guacamole we all know and love; and it is as simple to prepare. The dish is sweet from the natural juices of the peas, the flavour of which is enhanced by the addition of herbs and gentle spices.

The peas are cooked for only a couple of minutes to soften them; or they can be processed raw with the other ingredients. If fresh peas are not available, frozen peas are a good alternative. (They are snap-frozen, resulting in a product that retains its sweetness and nutrition.)

Diets for which Pea Guacamole is suitable:

Diabetic, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Fat, Paleo, Raw, Nut Free, Vegan and Vegetarian.


Preparation: 15 mins | Cooking: 3 mins | Serves: 2 1/2 cups

400 gm (2 1/2 cups) peas*
1tsp cumin, ground
1tsp coriander, ground
1/2 tsp salt
1tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp lime juice
2 tbsp parsley, chopped
2 tbsp coriander, chopped

24 rice crackers, pastry cases or celery sticks (Gluten Free, Paleo and Raw diets see notes)**


BOIL water.*
COOK peas for 2 minutes.
DRAIN and refresh the peas under cold water.
MIX all ingredients in a food processor and whizz for 1-2 minutes. (The time is dependant on the texture you want. I minimise the time because I like a coarse texture.)


– Spoon pea mix onto rice crackers or similar. (For celebratory meal top with finely diced red pepper or pomegranate.)
– Add to sandwiches or wraps.
– As part of a salad platter.


* Raw diet, do not cook the peas.
** Gluten Free diet select rice crackers of appropriate biscuit or celery sticks for Paleo and Raw.

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