Chipotle Pea Spread Recipe

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Chipotle Pea Spread Recipe
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Chipotle Pea Spread Recipe

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"I've always loved to cook. I also love hummus and bacon, but needed to make something green for this contest. It took a few tries to come up with a recipe everyone loves. Hope you do, too!" —Frances "Kay" Bouma, Trail, British Columbia
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 cooked bacon strips, chopped
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons minced chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Assorted fresh vegetables or crackers

Directions

In a small saucepan, bring 4 cups water to a boil. Add peas; cover and cook for 1 minute. Drain and immediately place peas in ice water. Drain and pat dry.
Place peas in a food processor; add the cheese, bacon, sour cream, oil, lime juice, garlic, chipotle pepper and pepper. Cover and process until smooth. Serve with vegetables or crackers. Yield: 1-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Chipotle Pea Spread in Healthy Cooking April/May 2011, p33

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup (calculated without vegetables and crackers): 129 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 207mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1/2 starch.

  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 cooked bacon strips, chopped
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons minced chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Assorted fresh vegetables or crackers
  1. In a small saucepan, bring 4 cups water to a boil. Add peas; cover and cook for 1 minute. Drain and immediately place peas in ice water. Drain and pat dry.
  2. Place peas in a food processor; add the cheese, bacon, sour cream, oil, lime juice, garlic, chipotle pepper and pepper. Cover and process until smooth. Serve with vegetables or crackers. Yield: 1-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Chipotle Pea Spread in Healthy Cooking April/May 2011, p33

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Pinstripes User ID: 3468767 150360
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2011

"This was not so great. Something didn't quite go, I don't know if it was the sour cream or the lime. My blender also didn't get it as creamy as I think it needed to be."

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