Smashed Avocado & Pea Dip



  • 250 g baby peas or petit pois
  • 2 avocados, peeled and stoned, reserve 1/4 for garnish
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 60 ml (4 tbsp) freshly chopped parsley
  • 50 ml avocado oil or extra virgin olive oil, and extra to drizzle
  • Big pinch of sea salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • Roosterkook or garlic bread for dunking


  1. Boil the peas in rapidly boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain and refresh in cold water. When cold reserve 50 g of peas for garnish.
  2. Place remaining peas and avocado with lemon juice, zest, parsley, avocado oil seasoning in the bowl of a food processor and whizz until smooth.
  3. Serve the dip in shallow bowls topped with diced avocado, and peas sprinkled with parsley and a drizzle with avocado oil. Serve with braaied roosterkoek or thick slices of crusty bread for dunking.