This bright green spread has a lovely nutty flavor from the sesame seed oil. It’s not a strong curry flavor, and the mustard also has a nice sharpness, but is not overpowering. Perhaps, reading the ingredients you would think it makes a strange spread, but we can assure you, we find it lovely.
- 2 cups green peas
- 3 Tbs. sesame oil
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts (or other nuts as pine, cashews pistachios etc.)
- 2 tsp. vegetable bouillon powder
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 Tbs. lemon juice
- 1 tsp. curry powder
- 1 tsp. cumin
- 2 tsp. grainy mustard
- 1/2 tsp. cayenne
- 1 French baguette
- 3 Tbs. fine olive oil
- 1/2 cup fresh pea tendrils (for garnish)
- pepper and salt to taste
- Cook the peas.
- Drain the peas and allow them to cool slightly.
- Put the peas in a food processor, blender or use a staff mixer.
- Add the sesame oil, mustard, water, lemon juice and vegetable bouillon.
- Add the walnut pieces and the rest of the seasonings and puree. If the mass is difficult to puree you can add some water.
- Taste and season with additional salt and pepper. We find that it tastes great as it is, however often it depends on what vegetable bouillon you use.
- Slice the baguette on the diagonal and brush each side with some olive oil.
- Grill or toast the baguette slices.
- Spread the pea spread on each piece.
- Garnish with fresh pea tendrils.
This is also a great dip for vegetables, and it also makes a very nice sauce over pasta when thinned out with some soy milk.