Smashed Peas With Bacon and Basil

Smashed Peas With Bacon and Basil 580 Author: Canadian Living Credits: Smashed Peas With Bacon and Basil 580

Everyone loves the flavour of fresh peas, and this recipe shows off their sweetness. Serve with baked ham, roast chicken or steamed fish. Or spoon onto crostini and drizzle with your favourite extra-virgin olive oil to make a quick appetizer for your next barbecue.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: May 2012

Ingredients

  • 3 slices bacon
  • 3 cups fresh sweet peas
  • 3 cups fresh frozen sweet peas
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 shallots finely diced
  • 1/4 cup 2% plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 fresh basil leaves thinly sliced

Method

In nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat until crisp, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towel.Drain fat from pan.

Meanwhile, in saucepan of lightly salted boiling water, cook peas until softened, about 4 minutes for fresh or 1 minute for frozen. Drain and transfer to food processor.

In same skillet, heat oil over medium heat; cook garlic and shallot, stirring often, until shallot is softened, about 3 minutes. Add to food processor.

Add yogurt, lemon juice, salt and pepper to food processor; pulse until coarsely pur?ed. Stir in basil. Transfer to serving dish; crumble bacon over top.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Fibre 7 g
  • Sodium 514 mg
  • Sugars 7 g
  • Protein 8 g
  • Calories 184.0
  • Total fat 9 g
  • Potassium 333 mg
  • Cholesterol 9 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 19 g

%RDI

  • Iron 13.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 31.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 5.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 9.0
  • Vitamin C 28.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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