Green pea dip with nachos

This easy dip is great for impromptu parties when you only have your store cupboard to rely on!


  • 450g/1lb frozen petit pois or peas, defrosted and drained
  • ½ red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 small bunch fresh mint leaves
  • 115g/4oz plain yoghurt
  • ½ red chilli, seeds removed, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • 1 lime, juice only
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large bag ready-made nachos

Preparation method

  1. Place the peas, onion, garlic and mint leaves into a food processor and blend to a thick purée.

  2. Add the yoghurt and blend again, leaving the mixture slightly lumpy.

  3. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and stir in the chilli, cumin, coriander and lime juice and season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  4. Spoon into a serving bowl and drizzle with the olive oil. Serve with a bowl of nachos alongside for dipping.

James Martin recipes from Saturday Kitchen

Less than 30 mins preparation time

No cooking required cooking time

Serves 4-6

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