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! 

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Raw Green Pea and Almond Dip

Greedy Green Pea Dip

  • 1 cup organic frozen green peas defrosted
  • ½ cup raw almonds soaked and dehydrated
  • 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 3 Tbsp filtered water or more for desired consistency
  • 3 tsp fresh lime juice (1- 2 limes)
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro / coriander
  • 1/4 tsp fine Celtic sea salt
  • freshly ground pepper to taste
  1. Put the almonds into your food processor until rustically chopped.
  2. Mix in the remaining ingredients until you get a nice thick consistency. You might to add a bit more water. I keep it pretty chunky and rough.
  3. Add in more lime juice, ginger and seasoning to taste. I like mine with quite a bit of kick so I tend to be a bit more heavy handed with the ginger, lime juice and sea salt.

Slather on crackers, serve with veggies chips, or top raw tacos. YUM!

Published here with permission from Kurma Dasa.

Tips!

the best way to grate fresh ginger

Nothing beats a porcelain ginger grater! Just rub the whole ginger piece unpeeled over the grater and you have it ready in literally seconds, Procelain ginger graters are as cheap and chips and so easy to clean. Just place the whole grater under running water and everything runs off. That little piece of kitchen gadget mastery would be in my top ten favourite cooking tools. I have had mine for years and travel everywhere with it. Thankyou Tony!

We made this dip after beetroot dip and it was a really tasty alternative to pesto.

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Yes! This IS a great alternative to pesto!
So glad you are making your way through the dips :)

This is so easy to make and so delicious. I made it after the cashew cheese and couldn’t stop eating it. I have tried all of your soups. I am moving onto the dips now!

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LOL! Thankyou for trying so many of the recipes. I really appreciate it.
After the soups, the dips are the best recipes on the site! Well…..maybe the smoothies…..and the mousses! HA!

Hi Tess, I know your suppose to soak and dehydrate your almonds, if i’m on time limit can I just throw normal almonds in.. it will still work?

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Hey Tash! Yes - you can totally use regular raw almonds in this recipe and it turns out the same. I only suggest soaking and dehydrating all of the raw nuts to make them more digestible.

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What a pleasant surprise this dip is. So easy and so tasty. What a great alternative to guacamole! I have bought one of Kurma’s books now. You sold me!

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WONDERFUL! Kurma Dasa ROCKS!
You are going to LOVE his recipes!

Scrumptious! It goes so beautifully and deliciously with gluten-free crackers & a bunch of raw veggie sticks.
slurp… grunt… gone… *sigh*

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LOL! So glad you enjoyed this Magali :)

My family and I are making our way through all of your dips. This one is SO amazing as well. Thankyou!

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WONDERFUL! Thanks Brooke.
I am so glad you are trying all of the dips.
I think they are some of the easiest most delicious versatile recipes on the site.
ENJOY :)

This dip is delicious. Thanks Tess

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Elizabeth Carrington - Feb 27, 2011 at 12:28pm #

I cannot stop eating this dip!

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LOL! Me neither! ENJOY!
Totally guilt free - nothing bad in it.
How great is that?!

That looks awesome! I am excited to make some. I sure can’t wait to harvest garden fresh produce. This will be sooo good. Thanks for sharing your raw food recipes. I really do appreciate it. Brian Schamp @BrianSchamp

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Thanks for the support Brian.
I really appreciate it :)

Thanks so much for this quick but yummy recipe! Tried it out today…turned out simply great :) Using as a filler in sandwiches for lunch tomorrow ;)

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Thanks Piggy Cathy =)
I am so glad you enjoyed this dip.
It is one of my all-time favourite recipes and I LOVE it when other piggies think it rocks too.
Try the creamy cashew dip, the macadamia pesto, the vegan pesto, the beetroot dip and the muhammara. They ROCK too!
You can never have enough “fillers” Oink Oink!

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Yes, peas. (Ha, see what I did there??!) Blender girl, I want to dip my whole head in this stuff, it’s so GOOOOOD! Oink.

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LOL! You are HILARIOUS!!!!! I LOVE it!
Yes….I would dive into a vat of this too :)

I’m here from F.com where I tried this recipe. I found it to have a unique fresh flavour. I used what I had that was on hand which was blanched sliced almonds in place of the soaked and dehydrated, extra fresh grated ginger and freshly squeezed lime juice to taste, the fresh cilantro, Greek sea salt, and freshly ground black pepper. And I gave it a 4 out of 5 stars.

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Hey UmmBinat
Yes, the blanched sliced almonds are great in this dip. Thanks for reviewing this recipe on Food.Com.

Loved this dip with sprouted blue corn tortilla chips and fresh veggies for dipping!

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Yes! Yes…..and YES! So glad you enjoyed this.
I LOVE this with raw veggie sticks :)

I just got a box of raw peas, do you think it’s the same if i make this with raw instead of frozen peas or will they be too soft?

Thanks!

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This is WONDERFUL with fresh raw peas. Enjoy :)

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