It is steaming hot outside! Too hot to cook. It is time to get naked and take a Summer dip.....right into Kurma’s inspired trough of Heaven that is! With all of these gorgeous Summer nights (no I am not going to break into a number from Grease for this dish) I have been existing on a very low maintenance diet of lettuce wraps slathered with scrumptious spreads. Whatever soaked nuts have been dehydrated take a spin in the food processor with a handful of fresh herbs and spices, lime juice and sea salt, making a great base for rawlicious inspiration.
I found a sad lonely little bag of green peas in my freezer the other night begging for a nutty match. As I lay my hands on those naked little beads my taste buds immediately starting salivating in the midst of a culinary wet dream spurred on by vivid sense memories of the delectable green pea dip I made with Kurma Dasa on a similar balmy night in Melbourne many years ago. The second that raw vegan dip hit my lips, it was love at first bite! I immediately became intoxicated with the unique zesty flavour and crunchy texture, and my snout made a biblical connection with his food that has endured. Whenever I'm looking for a showstopping dip I always turn to Kurma’s recipe collection. Who can forget the Creamy Raw Vegan Cashew Dip and his exquisite Muhammara. Oh, My!
This green pea dip is another shining example of his quick, easy recipes that will keep your snout rustling through his books screaming for more inspiration! If you are following the Body Ecology Diet and are looking for incredible body ecology recipes this is you lucky day!
This raw vegan dip epitomises my “blend and chow in under 5 minutes”. It is dead easy, bursting with flavour, and incredibly versatile. Another added bonus is that the flavour mix is different from your hog standard store bought dips, and makes a unique addition to the nibble plate at your next dinner. You can pass this easy healthy recipe onto your omnivore dinner guests with confidence. You know, the ones who are still in the dark and swear that pesto nirvana can only be reached by getting cheesy? Trust me, they will unknowingly scoff from your vegan trough with the enthusiasm of a raw foodie on too much date paste. This raw green pea dip is fantastic slathered on rice cakes, tortilla chips, toasts, raw tacos or veggie sticks and brings out the raw veggie lover in everyone.
I've been whipping up this dip to rave reviews for over ten years. Last night it was just me, and I was transported into rawlicious nirvana. I hope this will become a staple in your “delectable dip” repertoire, just as it has in mine. Blend and Chow Down With Gratitude!
Kurma, you are just the best!