Spring Green Dip

There have been been more than 2 consecutive days of non-snow/sleet weather, which can only mean one thing in the DMV………… Spring is finally here!

Before the world turns into a blurry haze of seasonal allergies, I intend to make every effort for some quality “spring cleaning.” No, I don’t mean my apartment (although really, it wouldn’t hurt), I mean getting my once-lean(ish)-semi-pseudo-bikini-body-esque-physique back into shape. Time to pack away the dark, oversized sweaters and wraps (which cleverly hid my body’s natural store of hibernation fuel…*ahem* belly fat) and break out the floral skirts and flirty, pastel dresses!

clean, eat wellRather than doing a juice fast, or grazing on salads 24/7, I’m simply increasing the presence of fresh vegetables (especially greens) in my daily diet. This “spring green” dip is so simple, and tastes great with just about anything – celery, baby carrots, multigrain chips, rice crackers, or even by itself! Below: Spring Green Dip pictured with Food Should Taste Good Guacamole chips.

avocado, pea, chickpeaYou can also scoop over-top a fresh plate of mixed greens, or spread over a piece of toast. 2-min lunch fix? DONE.

clean, gluten-free, veganI used a combination of frozen and thawed peas (for temperature purposes, more than anything else), so you may need to adjust the consistency according to your own taste by thinning out with a little water (or milk of choice). Although the recipe calls for EVOO, tahini or pure sesame oil (if you’re bold!) would work just as well.

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Spring Green Dip

Total Time: 5 minutes

Spring Green Dip

Ingredients

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 (15 oz.) can chickpeas, drained
  • 1 cup frozen peas (or thawed)
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
  • Optional: juice of 1/2 lemon

Instructions

  1. Place the avocado and chickpeas in a food processor or blender, mix until combined.
  2. Add in the peas, EVOO, salt, and lemon juice (optional).
  3. Continue mixing until fully incorporated, adjusting consistency and seasonings if necessary, and topping with freshly cracked black pepper.

Notes

gluten-free, vegan, nut-free

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Tell Me: Are you doing any “spring cleaning” of your own?

 

  • http://www.natashainoz.com/ Natasha in Oz

    Thank you so much for joining in with the Say G’Day Saturday linky party! This looks so delicious!

    I’ve just shared this on Google+ and Pinterest.

    Hope to see you again this Saturday!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  • Becca

    Looks good and healthy. Thanks for sharing the recipe at the Healthy Tuesday Hop! :)

  • Carrie This Home

    I love your approach to spring cleaning–simply adding more greens into your daily diet. I’ll have to try that! Glad I stopped by from the Skip The Housework Saturday :)

    • http://esculentdreams.com/ esculentdreams

      Thanks Carrie! Yes, it makes “spring cleaning” much less daunting ;)

  • csnuggs

    Love the combo of avocado and peas! You have a beautiful blog =) #sitsharefest ♥

    • http://esculentdreams.com/ esculentdreams

      Thanks! :) Happy to connect with you!