Sweet Pea Feta Parmesan Dip

Sweet Pea Feta Parmesan Dip

Happy Hump Day, friends! You will have to excuse me as I am totally exhausted from driving from Montreal all the way to Florida these past few days! Not to mention all that traveling we did in Cleveland! I will share some details of our trip later this week, but while I try to get settled in, I have a really special treat for you all!

Today, I am so happy to have the fabulous Cassie from Bake Your Day as a guest poster! I have been reading Cassie’s blog for some time now and she is seriously one of the sweetest gals ever! And you can pretty much find any kind of recipe you want on her blog because she makes it all! Mexican Quinoa Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing, Spicy Peanut Noodle Stir-Fry, Butterscotch Cashew Pretzel Cookies, White Cheddar Grilled Cheese with Avocado and Tomato, Vegan Banana Nut Breakfast Cake, and I could go on and on! So, after you check out the delicious recipe Cassie prepared for today, go check out some of her other recipes! Take it away, Cassie!

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Hi Eat, Drink, Love readers! I am Cassie and I blog about my love for life and food at Bake Your Day. I have loved watching this space grow, Stephanie has some creative ideas, and she always seems to put a great healthy spin on her recipes.

Sweet Pea Feta Parmesan Dip

I decided to take a somewhat healthy spin on the recipe for today with a dip. I love dips. Actually, I love all snack foods. But let’s face it: snacks usually don’t have many health benefits to them. This one, however, is sort of sneaky because the base of the dip is sweet peas. I added lots of garlic and feta cheese, along with lemon juice and fresh sage leaves. It is crisp, light and almost refreshing for a summer party!

Sweet Pea Feta Parmesan Dip

I have never actually been a fan of peas but for some reason I have had the idea of a pea dip in my head for quite some time. For some reason I was just convinced that pureed peas would somehow be different than their whole form. And I was right, I adored this dip. The peas paired perfectly with the cheeses and garlic and the texture was very pleasing. Just don’t tell anyone it’s made with peas!

Sweet Pea Feta Parmesan Dip

Sweet Pea Feta Parmesan Dip

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups shelled peas
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt, divided
  • 1 cup feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1/4 cup fresh sage leaves
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the peas and blanch for 30 seconds. Transfer the peas to an ice bath.
  2. Meanwhile, add the feta cheese, parmesan cheese, garlic, lemon zest, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, sage, and remaining salt to a food processor. Drain the peas and add them to the food processor. Pulse just until the mixture comes together and is smooth. Add the olive oil and pulse until distributed.
  3. Spoon the dip into a bowl and sprinkle on freshly ground black pepper to taste. Serve the dip with grilled baguette, tortilla chips or crackers.
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Sweet Pea Feta Parmesan Dip

   

20 comments

  1. Feta, parmesan and sweet pea is such a fantastic combination, S! Hint of lemon, garlic and pepper just make it perfect.

  2. Thanks for having me Stephanie, and for the sweet comments, you are the best! xo

  3. The sweet pea feta dip looks amazing! I love all of the flavors together!!

    Stephanie, wow thats a long drive!!! Can’t wait to hear about your trip!

  4. Cassie – Hi! The dip sounds amazingly flavourful. Definitely a winner for me as I love peas, adore feta, and love permesan. I can imagine myself making and using this dip for everything and anything. Yum!

    Stephanie – Welcome back. I can imagine why you’re so tired, that really is a lonnngg drive. I complain if I have to drive anything over 50 miles LOL. Rest up my friend.

  5. Mmmm, this sounds delicious! I’ve made something similar but it didn’t have feta in it and I found it a little too sweet. I bet with feta this is absolutely perfect. Gotta try it!

  6. Love seeing you both here! And I love dips too…especially in the summertime. This one looks fantastic (as always), Cassie :)

  7. Thats a long drive!!.. Cant wait to hear about trip….
    This dip looks fabulous… cheesy and pea.. Yum!!

  8. Color is lovely and peas with feta and parmesan sounds really good!

  9. Awesome combo! I can’t wait to slather this on a nicely toasted baguette!

    And I can’t wait to hear about your trip!

  10. What a beautiful colour my friend :D
    And have a wonderful trip!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  11. This looks and sounds amazing!!!

  12. Yay – love this!!! So pretty too! :)

  13. How clever to get peas and feta flavors together!! Looks like a dip I would love to try. :)

  14. So fun to find Cassie here! Glad you’ve made it home safely~

    Wow, this dip sounds amazing…and the addition of sage was the clincher…YUM!

  15. That dip is such a glorious color! I know I’d love it–peas and Parm are two of my favorite ingrdients.

  16. Love this recipe so much because peas are my favorite veggie and I think they are under rated! I could make a meal out of this! You are both, two of the sweetest bloggers and I’m so glad to see you pair up for this fabulous guest post! : )

  17. This sounds delicious! It is an amazing dip, but i would love to spread some on a veggie wrap! The color is lovely as well :)!

  18. Love Cassie – what a great recipe! So pretty, and the flavors sound wonderful!

  19. I am not a pea fan either but all of the cheese makes this a very tempting dip.

  20. This is such a nice combo of flavors. Great recipe. Your blog is super cute too : )

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