Smashed Peas on Toast


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      15 min

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So Vegan in 5: Over 100 super simple and delicious 5-ingredient recipes

So Vegan in 5

By Roxy Pope and Ben Pook

Published 2018

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Forget about avocados, this is our new favourite way to enjoy a classy bit of toast in the morning. It’s healthy, fresh and vibrant, but most importantly, it’ll look just as good on Instagram! We’re super lucky because our local bakery in Camberwell sells the best sourdough bread in the world (seriously) and it makes the perfect toast for these minty smashed peas.


  • 240 g frozen peas
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ½ lemon
  • handful of fresh mint leaves, plus extra to garnish
  • 4 thick slices of sourdough bread
  • a generous pinch of salt and pepper


    Transfer the peas to a small bowl and cover them with hot water from the kettle. Set to one side for 10 minutes.

    Peel the garlic and add the clove to a food processor along with the juice from the lemon, mint, a generous pinch of salt and pepper and ½ tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.

    Drain the peas and transfer them to the food processor, then pulse until the mixture reaches a smooth consistency. You might need to scrape down the sides of the processor as you go to make sure the mixture pulses evenly.

    Toast the bread so it’s nice and crispy. Spread the pea mixture over the slices of toast, then top with a few more grinds of black pepper and a light drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, and garnish with a few mint leaves. Yum!