Disclosure: I received free samples of Libby’s new Vegetable Pouches mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Libby’s and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.
As a Dietitian, I get a few frequently asked questions from clients including, “What should I choose: fresh, frozen or canned?” I anticipate soon, clients will be inquiring about an additional option: pouches.
If you have not yet seen Libby’s Vegetable Pouches on your store’s shelves, you will soon. Libby’s Vegetable Pouches are a clever alternative to BPA-lined aluminum cans. They are shelf stable, standing upright in the pantry, are convenient, and save time and dirty dishes as they can be heated and served right from the pouch.
I used Libby’s Pouches Sweet Peas to make this Asian Pea Dip. It took 5 minutes to make and is a perfect appetizer for unexpected drop-by guests. Fresh ginger, soy sauce, cilantro and wasabi are a terrific flavor compliment to Libby’s Pouch Sweet Peas. Spicy radishes as a garnish provide even a bit more spunk and are a light-hearted play on the colors of the holiday season.
Serve this dip warm with rice crackers and watch your guests’ eyes light up like the Rockefeller Center tree.
5-Minute Asian Pea Dip
- 13 ounce Libby's Pouches Sweet Peas
- 1 Tbsp. fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
- 2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro
- 1 tsp. soy sauce
- 1 tsp. lime juice
- 1 tsp. wasabi (optional)
- 2 Tbsp. fresh radishes, julienned as garnish
- rice crackers
- Heat Libby's Sweet Peas in Pouch according to package directions.
- In a blender, combine peas, ginger, cilantro, soy sauce, lime juice and wasabi (optional) until smooth.
- Garnish with radishes and serve warm with rice crackers.