A good dip is all I ever really need to take a meal to the next level. This green pea avocado dip with mint and mustard seeds is my current favorite meal elevation tool. It’s fresh, light, creamy and of course, minty. It is amazing, friends!
I was in Vancouver, BC last week and ate lots of delicious things, including a minty pea and avocado dip/spread. It was simple, fresh and vibrant, and I knew right then and there that I would be creating my own version. This is one of the many reasons I love traveling — inspiration.
Thankfully, this recipe comes together in the blink of an eye. It has green peas, fresh mint, avocado, lemon juice, green onions, extra virgin olive oil and of course, sea salt and pepper. All of these ingredients get a brief blitz in the food processor and then for a final touch, toasted brown mustard seeds get mixed in. The flavor is out of this world!
I know the brown mustard seeds may seem a little out of the ordinary, but it definitely adds a special something. These underrated seeds provide a delicate crunch and subtle toasty flavor. It’s an unexpected savory surprise and it works.
I hope you love this tasty dip! It’s:
- super easy to make
- versatile — can be a dip, spread or dressing
- incredibly fresh
- full of flavor
- simple, yet unique
Cheers and enjoy!
Creamy, minty and a touch toasty, this green pea avocado dip with mint and mustard seeds is reminiscent of both spring and summer. It's full of fresh flavor, and works as a dip, spread or even as a dressing.
- 1-2 tsp brown mustard seeds, toasted (see instructions below)
- 1 cup shelled fresh green peas or thawed frozen green peas
- 1 medium-large ripe avocado, halved, pitted and peeled
- 4 green onions, chopped
- 1/2 large lemon, juiced
- 3 Tbsp fresh mint leaves
- Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
- 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
In a small skillet, dry toast the mustard seeds over medium heat until they become fragrant and darken slightly (about 2-3 minutes). Set aside.
Place remaining ingredients in a food processor bowl and process until mixed, but still a little chunky. Taste and adjust flavor, as desired. Transfer to a serving bowl and mix in the toasted mustard seeds.