As you can tell from the colour, it really is super green AND filled with super greens! A healthy snack to either prepare you for or recover from St Patrick’s day (giving your liver some greens will help keep it in good shape).
This is a variation on my Hulk dip, with the base being peas and avocado plus a touch of spirulina for that deep green colour and a boost of B vitamins (and others) but this time the big flavour comes from spicy hot sauce and fragrant fresh basil.
Making your own dips like these with nutritious ingredients is so easy and much healthier than store bought options, when I’ve cooked up some bread or something nice to go with a dip I’ll make a big batch of it so that I’m sorted for the next few days.
It’s also a really easy way to squeeze extra veg and goodness into your meals by centring the bulk of the ingredients around veggies or pulses.
Recipe (makes 2/3 portions)
1/2 large ripe avocado
1-2 tsp hot sauce (depending on heat of sauce, adjust to taste)
15g fresh basil leaves
2 twists black pepper
1/3 to 1/2 tsp spirulina powder
1- Cook the peas (if frozen) until tender then drain and cool slightly
2- Add everything to a small food processor and blend until smooth, taste and adjust accordingly as each hot sauce will differ in strength/heat
Store leftovers in the fridge for 2-3 days
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Have a great St Patrick’s day everyone