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Pea mint puree

4 August 2021 | Last Updated: 5 August 2021 By Aleksandra

This delicious pea mint puree makes a great side dish that looks so pretty on a plate. It goes well with fish or chicken. Thanks to the addition of mint it’s very flavorful. Try it with my pistachio crusted fish!

Pea mint puree in a green bowl topped with peas and mint leaves.

Ingredients

To make this flavorful pea mint puree you will need:

  • peas – fresh or frozen, don’t use canned peas or this recipe
  • mint leaves – it must be fresh mint and not dried, you could also try to add basil or parsley instead of mint but I think mint works best here
  • butter – for flavor and creaminess, you could add olive oil instead but I prefer butter
  • broth – to thin out the puree and to add flavor, I don’t recommend adding milk, If you want your puree thick don’t add any broth
  • salt and pepper
Labeled ingredients for mint pea puree.

Step by step instructions

Peas with boiling water in a bowl.

STEP 1: Add the peas into a pot with boiling water, leave for 1 minute, then drain (if your peas are fresh, frozen, or a little bit larger you may need to cook them for 1-3 minutes until fork-tender, my peas were thawed and very small so only soaking them in boiling water was enough).

Cooked peas, mint leaves and butter in a blender bowl.

STEP 2: Add the peas with butter and mint to a blender. Blend until smooth.

You can add less mint at first to make sure the mint flavor is not too strong for you.

Pea mint puree in a blender bowl.

STEP 3: Add 1-2 tablespoons of broth or water until the desired consistency is reached.

Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Enjoy!

Storage

How to store: Store the puree in the fridge for up to 3 days. Cover the puree with plastic foil, the foil should touch the surface of the puree otherwise it can become a little greyish.

How to reheat: Simply reheat it in the pot the next day, you can add more broth if it’s too thick.

How to freeze: The puree can also be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge then reheat in a pot.

Serving suggestions

Top tips

  • Pureed peas is great as a baby food! If you’d like to serve it to your baby omit the salt and pepper, and add water instead of broth. My baby didn’t mind the mint in this recipe.
  • Use a high-speed blender to get a silky-smooth puree. If you don’t have such blender you can also strain your puree through a sieve.
  • If you’d like your puree on the thicker side, don’t add any broth/water.
  • You can also use this recipe as a crostini spread (but don’t add any broth/water) and make sure to drain peas very thoroughly.
  • Don’t overcook the peas or it will loose its beautiful bright green color.
Pea mint puree in a green bowl topped with peas and mint leaves.

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Pea mint puree

This delicious pea mint puree makes a great side dish that looks so pretty on a plate. It goes well with fish or chicken. Thanks to the addition of mint it’s very flavorful.
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Pea mint puree in a green bowl topped with peas and mint leaves.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 3 cups
Calories 814kcal
Author Aleksandra

Ingredients

  • 4 cups peas 600g
  • 3 tablespoons soft butter 45g
  • 1 twig mint about 10 small leaves
  • 2 tablespoons broth or water
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Add the peas into a pot with boiling water, leave for 1 minute, then drain (if your peas are fresh, frozen, or a little bit larger you may need to cook them for 1-3 minutes until fork-tender, my peas were thawed and very small so only soaking them in boiling water was enough).
  • Add the peas with butter and mint to a blender. Blend until smooth. Add 1-2 tablespoons of broth or water until the desired consistency is reached.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  • You can add less mint at first to make sure the mint flavor is not too strong for you.
  • Don’t add any broth if you want your puree thick.
  • Store the puree in the fridge for up to 3 days. Cover the puree with plastic foil, the foil should touch the surface of the puree otherwise it can become a little greyish.
  • You can also use this recipe as a crostini spread (but don’t add any broth/water) and make sure to drain peas very thoroughly.
  • Calories = whole recipe. This is only an estimate!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine international
Keyword minted pea puree, pea mint puree, pea puree recipe

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