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Super Easy Pea Puree (Pea Butter)

This easy pea puree is great on toast, mixed into pasta or served as a warm sauce for most seafood and fish dishes. Gluten free and vegetarian.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 167kcal
Cost $6/ 5€


  • 2 cups frozen peas (277g/10oz)
  • 3.7 oz cold butter (100g)
  • 2 pc lemons, zested
  • 1 tsp sugar (optional)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 3+½ tbsp water (about 50 ml)
  • ice


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
    Cut the butter into small pieces and keep it cold. Set up your blender so it's ready to go.
    All the ingredients needed for this pea puree on the table.
  • Once the water is at a rolling boil, add the frozen peas and continue to boil for 2-3 minutes or until completely soft.
    Blanching the peas in a big pot of boiling water.
  • Immediately scoop the peas out of the boiling water using a spider strainer and place them into the blender. Add a few tablespoons of the hot water, the salt, the sugar and the zest from two lemons into the blender.
    Blend until the blades catch the puree and you can see the puree turning in the blender.
    With the blender still running, add the chunks of cold butter in stages until completely melted.
    The pea puree in the blender.
  • Once the puree is smooth, transfer it to a bowl with an ice bath bowl underneath it. Stir with a spatula until cool.
    Cooling the puree down with an ice bath.
  • Once cooled, store your pea puree in a sealed mason jar with a lid in the fridge for up to 5 days.
    A spoon of pea puree held over the jar.


You may need to add a little more water to the peas to allow the blender blade to catch the puree. Add enough water for the blades to catch but be careful not to add too much water.
Cooling the puree over an ice bath will prevent the colour from going grey.


Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 212mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 807IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg
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