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
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!