RECIPE: Pea Guac | Eat Them To Defeat Them!

PEAS
  • During the 6-week harvesting period, farmers work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week harvesting and transporting the peas as quickly as possible. This produces roughly 2 billion portions of peas.  
  • It is thought that peas may have originated in Middle Asia and central plateau or Ethiopia.  
  • Italians are credited with breeding what we now call petit pois (little peas). 
  • The world record for eating peas, one by one, is 7175 in an hour. This was achieved by Jane Harris of Sussex in 1984.  
  • The first peas to ever be frozen, were done so by Clarence Birdseye in the 1920s. 
  • An 80g portion of peas contains fewer calories and more fibre than the average slice of wholemeal bread. 
Pea Guacamole

This great alternative to guacamole is cheaper and lower in fat, and it’s also super easy to make. You can play around with the flavours- try adding a bit of coriander, Aleppo chilli or even smoked Paprika. You could enjoy this dip with crudités or warm wholemeal pitta or simply spread on your toast in the morning. 

Ingredients:

  • 450g Frozen Peas 
  • 2 cloves of garlic- peeled 
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil or rapeseed oil* 
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 

Method:

  1. To defrost the peas place them in a bowl of warm water- don’t defrost by heating in the microwave/boiling as this removes the sweetness and vibrant colour of the peas. You may need to change the water when it gets cold.
  2. Place all ingredients (except the lemon zest) in the blender/bowl and blend.
  3. Add lemon zest, salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information:

This recipe makes 6 portions and each portion contains: 

Calories: 82
Carbohydrate: 19g
Fat: 6g
Protein: 5.5g
Sugar: 4.5g 

Make your portion slightly larger and this will also count as one of your 5-a-day. 

*most ‘vegetables oils’ are actually just rapeseed oil- check the label. Rapeseed oil is excellent as it contains a balance of Omega-3 and -6 which is essential for optimum absorbance of both. Rapeseed oil is also often cheaper than olive oil. 

About Veg Power

Just like us, Veg Power are on a mission to get Britain’s kids to eat more vegetables. 80% of kids don’t eat enough, and over half of parents have given up trying to get their children to get their 5-a-day. You might have seen on the TV that children are being urged to ‘Eat Them To Defeat Them’ – before those ‘nasty’ veggies take over the world!  

Every week, we’ll be defeating a different vegetable by using it in a delicious, family-friendly recipe. 

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