Crushed Peas with Feta & Scallions Recipe

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Submitted by lschofield

Makes 4 servings



This is a lovely dish to serve with grilled pita bread, either alongside a couple of other mezze, while you have a drink before supper, or as an appetizer in its own right, or as a light lunch with a good salad on the side. In the summer, please use fresh peas; at all other times of year the wondrous frozen pea will do. You can make this dish in advance, put it in the fridge, and bring it back to room temperature when you want it. Read More http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Crushed-Peas-with-Feta-and-Scallions-358562#ixzz1I67WVyVM

Recipe Ingredients for Crushed Peas With Feta & Scallions

1 1/2 cup Peas, Green
2 1tsp Olive Oil
8 oz Feta Cheese
8 oz Greek Style Yogurt
1 clove Garlic
6 medium (4-1/8" long) Onions, Spring Or Scallions
2 oz Mint
1 fruit (2-3/8" dia) Lemons

Recipe Directions for Crushed Peas With Feta & Scallions

  1. If using fresh peas, shell them and cook briefly in boiling water until al dente, then drain well and place in a large bowl.

  2. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons olive oil and crush them coarsely with a potato masher.

  3. If you are using frozen peas, blanch them briefly, drain exceptionally well, and crush before adding the oil, pouring off any more excess water at this stage; add the oil bit by bit and less liberally.

  4. Mash the feta and yogurt together in a shallow bowl.

  5. While the peas are still hot, add the feta and toss to combine.

  6. This is all about texture, not smoothness, as for a dip. Add the minced garlic.

  7. Now add the scallions and 2 tablespoons shredded mint.

  8. Stir in the juice of half a lemon to start with.

  9. Season with pepper and a little salt, if you think it is needed; feta is pretty salty.

  10. Taste and adjust the seasoning, adding more lemon juice, mint, or olive oil if you like.

  11. Serve in a shallow dish with a mound of warm, grilled pita bread.

Categories

Vegetables, Side Dish, American, Easter, Advance, No Cook

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 234.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
272
Calories from Fat
131
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
14.6g
22%
Saturated Fat
8.8g
44%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
54mg
18%
Sodium
703mg
29%
Potassium
283mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
17.7g
6%
Dietary Fiber
4.5g
18%
Sugars
8.2g
Protein
18.3g
Vitamin A 35% Vitamin C 36%
Calcium 37% Iron 10%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • High in calcium
  • High in riboflavin
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in sodium
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