Thursday, July 29, 2010

Peas out of the Pod

When I was a little girl my dad always grew peas in our backyard garden. They were my favourite snack of the summer and very few peas actually escaped past my mouth into the basket for the rest of the family to enjoy. I bet the other vegetables thought I was some sort of pea monster...that doesn't sound right.

I just made a pretty fun salad. It was quick too! I bought a bag of peas-in-the-pod at the market yesterday and had some broccoli in the fridge... and I didn't really use any measuring tools... sorry (deal with it).

Summer Pea + Broccoli Salad w/ Dill Cashew Cream

approx. 1.5 cups of shelled fresh peas
approx. 3/4 or 1 cup of broccoli that has been chopped into pea-sized bites (or a bit bigger)
1 green onion, minced

Place in mixing bowl and wait for the cream...

Dill Cashew Cream

1 cup raw cashews
approx. 2/3 or more cup water (add more to get creamy but not runny consistency - you want it to be pretty thick
approx. 5-6 stems of baby dill (stems included)
approx. 1/4 teaspoon sea salt (or to taste)
pinch of fresh ground black pepper (I used my fancy wild black pepper, yum!)
a couple squeezes fresh lime (or lemon) - almost half of a lime's juice

Blend all this in a vita mix or high speed blender until creamy. Taste for salt and dill.

I put about 4 tablespoons of the dill cream on the pea mixture and tossed it together.

Pea Monster hungry

I plan on using the rest of the dill cream for making dill flavoured kale chips. I'll probably add some apple cider vinegar and more salt... maybe some miso and extra dill too. Oh, and onion.

Ok Bye!