This dip is sure to bring sunshine and a spring fresh feeling into your home from both the gorgeous colour and bright flavour! I went to the farmers market in search of sweet green peas this past weekend and they were not quite out yet,but I did pick some delicious strawberries.
All the spring produce where I live (in Ontario) seems to be late this year because of the wicked winter we had. However, that didn't stop me from making this amazing Sweet Pea Hemp Dip with mint.
Luckily, I had two bags of frozen peas in the freezer from the Joyous Detox photoshoot so I whipped this up in a snap. You can use either frozen or fresh once they come out... it won't be long now.
Hemp Hearts add a lovely texture (sort of like pine nuts but different) and they are much more cost effective, plus they provide a solid dose of nutrients and this is why I love them.
In case you are wondering what hemp “hearts” actually are, they are simply the raw shelled hempseed. Any recipe on Joyous Health where I refer to “hempseeds” I’m actually referring to Hemp Hearts.
Nutritional Benefits of Hemp Hearts
Let’s get right to this wonderful recipe shall we?
Yields approximately 2 cups.
Enjoy with your favourite crackers.
Walker’s papa was visiting us from Austria so we all enjoyed it one evening. I had some refreshing blueberry kombucha (this was the Tonica Kombucha brand) and the guys had vino. This recipe would go really well with my Rosemary Buckwheat Chia Crackers.
Oh and I should thank my cute little helper, my kitty Theo :)
I hope this brings joy to your spring and summer parties and picnics! Wishing you joyous health, Joy