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Green Pea & Basil Spread

  • Author: Camilla
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1-1/2 cups 1x


  • 1 16-ounce bag frozen baby green peas, thawed
  • 1 (packed) cup fresh basil leaves
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime or lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and mashed
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh jalapeno (more or less to taste)
  • Fine sea salt & black pepper


  1. Set aside 1/2 of the peas.
  2. In a food processor, process the remaining peas, basil, olive oil, lime juice, garlic and jalapeno until mostly (but not entirely) smooth.
  3. Add reserved peas and pulse a few times (keep it chunky, or process until smooth).
  4. Transfer to a container and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Eat!


Storage: Store the spread in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Jalapeno: No jalapeno? No problem. Use hot sauce, sriracha, or cayenne pepper (all to tase) in its place. Or feel free to skip the heat entirely.

  • Category: Snack, Appetizer


  • Serving Size: 2 tbsp
  • Calories: 55
  • Sugar: 1.4 g
  • Sodium: 20 mg
  • Fat: 3.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.4 g
  • Fiber: 1.7 g
  • Protein: 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
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