Potatoes are not the only vegetable that you can make a tasty puree. I combine avocado and boiled peas to create a delicious version. Note that it is super healthy too. In fact, you can call this a digestive remedy recipe as both peas and avocados may benefit digestion immensely. Did you know that peas do not blend with water? They are insoluble and work as a bulking agent to speed up the digestion process. So, it is a miracle solution for people with constipation issues. Eat as often as you like to maintain a healthier digestive system.
What’s more? Peas and avocados are full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fibers. You may reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease when you consume these health bomb vegetables regularly. Avocados contain a high amount of monounsaturated fats that may protect your heart, very much like extra virgin olive oil and unroasted nuts. It is a tasty way to keep your cholesterol under control. This recipe is a great alternative and a reason to add more avocados to your diet.
Peas taste great, and they can be much more than simple side dishes. For example, check out our healthy peas in olive oil recipe. It is a super tasty combination of peas, extra virgin olive oil, and fresh dill. Notice that peas and bees not only rhyme well together, but they have a connection too. Bees love peas so much and use them in honey production. That is why peas are stored in wax combs in nests. So, if you did not like peas before, maybe you should lend an ear to the bees!
What tools you will need:
When making any kind of vegetable puree, a stainless-steel wire masher can work miracles. If you do not already have one of these in your kitchen drawer, it is time to add one. It is a must to have for any mashed potato fan. Here is a high-quality and budget-friendly gourmet stainless steel wire masher from Kitchen Aid.
Peas and Avocado Puree recipe
You can use pea puree as a substitute for mashed potatoes. It always feels good to make some change every once in a while. Besides, peas contain vital minerals and antioxidants that you must take advantage of. Serving grilled meat over greenish puree is also appealing to the eye. You can amaze and surprise your guests with this side dish.
I add avocado to make this puree creamier and tastier. And, as a bonus, the nutritional value also increases. It is truly the best of both worlds.
How to Make Peas Puree with AvocadoCourse: AppetizersCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Easy
1 pound (454 g) frozen peas, defrosted
1 fresh avocado
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Bring the frozen peas to room temperature either by using a steamer (as shown in the picture) or defrosting them in the microwave.
- Place the peas in a medium bowl and mash with a wire masher.
- Slice the avocado and take off the pit.
- Next, peel it and then mash finely (feel free to use a food processor).
- Place the mashed avocado over the peas.
- Add lemon juice, minced garlic, salt, and pepper.
- Blend well for a few minutes.
- Add one tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and continue to mix for a minute or two.
- You can decorate it with chopped parsley or chive if you like.
- before serving.
- Add more extra virgin olive oil gradually until you are happy with the form of the puree. It should be silkier than regular mashed potatoes since peas are not soluble in water.
- You can alternatively use lime juice instead of the lemon juice in this recipe.
- I add half a teaspoon of cumin powder to twist this recipe.
Can you puree canned peas?
You can make puree from canned peas but it would not be as healthy as fresh or frozen peas. Canned food contains a high amount of sodium in general. It is best to avoid them and use fresh and healthy ones instead when making purees. On a side note, cooking canned foods may lead to a loss of vital nutrients as they are already cooked at high temperatures before getting canned.
How do you thicken pea puree?
Cornstarch is commonly used to thicken sauces, soups, and purees. Pea puree can also be thickened by mixing equal amounts of cornstarch and water. You need to cook this mixture for a few minutes, and then add it to the pea puree. Note that cornstarch has twice more thickening power than all-purpose flour. Also, adding mashed avocados also thicken the pea puree, and as a bonus, it makes it creamier. You can also thicken pea puree by adding small amounts of Greek yogurt, mashed bananas, cottage cheese, or tofu.
How long does puree avocado last?
It is best if you consume all purees as fresh as you can. However, mashed avocados can last for up to two days in the fridge. You can serve all kinds of different barbecue meats with avocado and pea puree. For example, grilled lemon chicken would be an excellent choice. Add some fresh salsa and tortilla on the sides for an extra yummy experience.