PEA, CREAM CHEESE AND TOMATO DIP

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

200g podded peas
150g soft cream cheese with garlic and herbs (or plain, if preferred)
50g sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and roughly chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives (optional)
Salt and pepper
Raw vegetable sticks and/or corn tortilla chips, to serve

Method:

1. Cook the peas in a pan of boiling water for about 4-5 minutes until tender. Drain and rinse under cold water.

2. Put the peas, cream cheese and sun-dried tomatoes into a food processor. Whizz until you have a thick and creamy mixture. Transfer the dip to a bowl and stir in the chives (if using) and some seasoning, to taste.

3. Serve the dip with raw vegetable sticks, such as carrot, celery, cucumber or peppers, or with corn tortilla chips.

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