Green Pea Spread



2 cups (serving size: 1/4 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 52
Caloriesfromfat 31 %
Fat 1.8 g
Satfat 0.3 g
Monofat 1.3 g
Polyfat 0.2 g
Protein 2.1 g
Carbohydrate 7.3 g
Fiber 1.8 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.6 mg
Sodium 114 mg
Calcium 13 mg


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup finely chopped onion
7 tablespoons water, divided
1 (10-ounce) package frozen green peas, thawed
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add chopped onion; cook 3 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add 1/4 cup water and peas; cook 5 minutes or until peas are tender. Spoon into a blender or food processor; add remaining 3 tablespoons water, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Process until smooth. Cover and chill.

Judy Lockhart,

Cooking Light

May 2005
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