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Whether you have people coming over or are just craving a delicious snack, dips are undoubtedly the best option. Spread some over a slice of bread, dip pita sticks in it, use them to savour chips, or make them a part of your hors d’oeuvre—dips never disappoint.
If you feel as passionately about dips like we do, then we are sure this food must be a part of your life. But if you have been buying dips from fancy stores, we are here to tell you that you can easily make them at home. That too without any preservatives or harmful additives.
Move over hummus and tzatziki, because we are here with a pea and mint dip that is bursting with vitamins and minerals.
Not many people know it, but peas are immunity-boosting foods. Wondering how? Well, they are a great source of vitamins C and E, and also feature zinc and other antioxidants—all of which support a good immune system. Peas also contain a good amount of fibre which is great for your gut as well as your heart. Not to mention, peas are also fat free.
Mint on the other hand is a refreshing herb which also happens to be a great source of vitamin A.
Since, this dip barely uses any oil—it is also extremely low in calories. All in all, this dip is the perfect snack especially if you are watching your weight.
100 gms peas
20 mint leaves, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 to 2 tbsp olive oil (plus extra for serving)
Salt to taste
Juice of 1 small lemon
½ tsp chilli flakes (optional)
Yes, you can make this healthy dip recipe in just 20 minutes with a handful of ingredients. Enjoy it with chips or spread it on toast, either way you’ll love it.