Monday, August 15, 2011

Green Goodness

I believe peas are totally underrated because we hardly used them on their own, as a main ingredient... If you give them a chance to shine they will not hesitate to amaze you!.. I tried a recipe that is going to change your entire perspective on peas. Seriously! Don't get weirded out by the fact that they are raw, because if you haven't tried peas like these before, you are missing out!!..

Fresh Peas Tapenade


2 lbs of peas in their pods
a bunch of fresh peppermint
sea salt
3 tbsp olive oil
60g grated fresh parmesan cheese plus extra for serving
juice of 1 lemon
4 slices of italian bread
1 clove of garlic cut in half
a handful of arugula


Shell the peas and keep the smaller ones aside to use them later on in the salad. Pulse the peas, peppermint, and salt in a food processor to a thick green paste. Slowly integrate the oil while still pulsing, add the cheese and 3/4 of the lemon juice. Taste and season with a bit more salt and pepper if needed. Toast the bread on both sides and rub with the cut side of the garlic. Top with the pea tapenade and arugula. Finish it with a bit of olive oil, parmesan cheese and the loosen peas you saved in the beginning.


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