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Appetizers, Vegetarian

Sweet pea and wasabi dip

Sweet pea and wasabi dip
Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

It's no secret that season to season--even week to week--the farmers market brings inspiration. Right now, just before summer comes marching in with its profusion of fruits and vegetables, the stalls are fairly bursting with potential. There are fresh English ... Read more

Total time: 10 minutes | Serves 4
  • 2 cups shelled English peas
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons wasabi paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Step 1Rinse the peas and spread them evenly in a 9-inch glass pie plate. Add 2 tablespoons of water, cover with plastic wrap and microwave on high, 4 minutes.

Step 2Combine the peas, 2 tablespoons of water, the wasabi paste and salt in a blender. Puree until smooth yet slightly chunky.

Note: Serve this with sesame crackers and goat cheese. Wasabi paste can be found in the Asian aisle of well-stocked supermarkets.

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