Rustic, verdant, and literally easy peasy. Celebrate the soon to open farmer’s markets/farm stands without even having to turn on your oven, or break a sweat.
By Vanessa Pastore
- 1 cup Shelled peas
- ⅓ cup Hazelnuts
- 1 Tablespoon Fresh lemon juice
- 5 Leaves or so of Fresh mint
- Extra virgin olive oil to combine
- Salt/Pepper to taste
- I tried a fork, a foodmill, and then resigned myself to food processor. Fresh peas are nothing if not resilient. Combine the peas, hazelnuts, lemon juice, mint, and salt/pepper in the food processor and get to whizzing. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil while running until a cohesive paste forms. You can add more, depending on the consistency you want. I left mine a paste chunky enough to stand up to the bread.
Vanessa Pastore is a part time baker, blogger, and all around passionate about food. A vegan of 13 years, she has become obsessed with farmer's markets, international markets, and anything she can get her hands on. Everything is a potential ingredient, and every ingredient is a potential baked good. When she's not baking or blogging, chances are, she's thinking about it.