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Green pea dip

Points® value
Total Time
15 min
10 min
5 min
This dip is kind of like guacamole minus the avocado and can be prepared in just 15 minutes. Filled with onions, tomatoes, and baby peas, this tasty appetizer also gets a citrusy flavor from fresh lime juice and a taste of heat from hot pepper sauce. Serve with baked tortilla chips or fresh vegetable sticks, or use as a sandwich spread. You can make this pea dip a day ahead and store in the refrigerator in an airtight container. If you are entertaining, make a trio of dips with the pea dip, hummus and a beet dip for a colorful presentation.


Frozen baby peas

10 oz

Olive oil

1 Tbsp

Fresh lime juice

1 Tbsp

Ground cumin

¾ tsp

Table salt

½ tsp

Plum tomato

1 medium, seeded, diced

Red onion

2 Tbsp, chopped


3 Tbsp, fresh, chopped

Hot pepper sauce

¼ tsp, or to taste


  1. Bring a small saucepan half full of water to a boil. Add peas; cook until tender, about 4 to 5 minutes. Drain peas and rinse under cold running water; drain again.
  2. Put peas, oil, lime juice, cumin and salt in a food processor; process until smooth and scrape into a bowl. Stir in tomato, onion, cilantro and hot pepper sauce; cover and refrigerate at least 15 minutes for flavors to blend. Let come to room temperature before serving. Yields about 3 tablespoons per serving.


Another option is to replace the oil with 2 tablespoons of reduced-fat sour cream.