Crushed Spring Peas with mint

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May 13, 2015 by dgarnett2013

Crushed Spring Peas with mint: A Girl and her Greens by April Bloomfield


Makes about 300g

  • 300g fresh peas (from about 900g of pods)
  • 25g aged pecorino or parmesan, grated
  • 1½ tsps Maldon salt
  • 1 small spring garlic clove or ½ small garlic clove, smashed, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 12 medium mint leaves
  • 3 tabs extra virgin olive oil
  • Scan 2 tabs lemon juice, plus more for finishing.


Combine the ingredients in a food processor or pestle and mortar and pulse/ smash to a coarse puree, about 45 seconds.

Scrape the mixture into a bowl and roughly stir and smooth a bit so it’s a little creamy and chunky.

Season to taste with more salt and lemon juice – you want it to taste sweet and bright but not acidic.

Made on an early May day when the Astill boys came to play.

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