PEA + MINT "HUMMUS"

Sunny spring evenings call for outdoor entertaining and this minty pea "hummus" is the perfect starter (and so easy to make!). 

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MINTY PEA "HUMMUS" 

16 ounces frozen peas
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided 
2 garlic cloves
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, tightly packed
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt

In a small stockpot, boil water and 1/2 teaspoon salt over high heat. Add peas and cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Drain. Transfer peas to food processor and add remainder of ingredients. Puree until smooth. Serve with crackers, pita chips, or crudités. 

Cheers, 
Five Seasons