Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 2 minutes Makes: 1 1/4 cups Notes: Adapted from "Meatless." The recipe makes a small amount of dip but is easily doubled. Ingredients: 1 cup fresh shelled peas or frozen peas 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, leaves and stems 2 tablespoons tahini 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 small garlic clove, minced 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon salt Cook peas in a pot of boiling salted water until tender, about 2 minutes. Drain; run under cold water to stop the cooking. Pulse peas, cilantro, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, cumin and salt in a food processor until smooth, 30 to 40 seconds. Season with salt; serve with crackers. Nutrition information: Per tablespoon: 15 calories, 1 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 1 g carbohydrates, 1 g protein, 22 mg sodium, 0 g fiber.
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