Crushed Garden Peas with Feta

Crushed Garden Peas with Feta

British Spring veggies are in full swing and this week I'm looking at garden peas. Fresh, crisp and sweet these beauties are a delicious accompaniment to many dishes but sometimes they need to stand alone and be the star of the show!

Serves 1 large portion

Method

300g fresh garden peas

1/2 a clove of peeled garlic

15g Feta cheese

Juice from half a lemon

4/5 mint leaves finely chopped

1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

Salt and pepper

1. Pod your peas and add them to a saucepan of boiling water with a pinch of salt and add the garlic. Boil for around 3-4 minutes and taste one to check if they're cooked then drain.

2. If you have a pestle and mortar, add the peas and garlic and lightly crush. You can also do this in a bowl with a potato crusher or a fork.

3. Mix in the crumbled feta, chopped mint leaves, lemons juice and oil then season to taste

4. I piled this onto a sourdough walnut bread for a tasty lunch. For the non vegetarian, try adding a bit of crispy bacon or serve it with some steamed fish!

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