This creamy pea mousse with mint is very easy to make and you can use it in many different ways.. For example, you can use it as a breakfast spread. As a healthy alternative to chocolate or gingerbread spread. But also as an appetizer or dip. And even, why not, as a garnishing for a starter or main course.
How to prepare this creamy pea mousse with mint
This creamy pea mousse is so easy to make! You only need a few ingredients and 15 minutes later your freshly made mousse is already in your fridge. You can easily keep it there for a few days. But he usually doesn't last that long with us.
I usually use frozen peas, which I remove from the freezer shortly before. I then steam them over boiling water for a few minutes. You can also just put them in the boiling water if you don't have a suitable colander. Then we quickly cool them in cold water. This as we want to make a cold preparation.
Mint and peas pair perfectly together. Pea soup with some mint is also exceptionally tasty! I used the leaves of 4 sprigs of mint here. But you might as well take five or six. Depending on the size of the sprigs, and how much mint flavor you like. The cream and cheese will soften the taste overall. So don't be afraid of an overpowering mint flavor!
Now put the peas with the mint leaves and the soft creamy cheese in the kitchen machine. Then let it run until you have a creamy mousse. You can season it further with salt and pepper.
In the last step we beat the whipped cream until stiff, and then carefully mix it with the pureed pea mousse. This makes the green mousse extra soft and creamy. Then you can transfer them into preserving jars, or something similar, and put them in the fridge.
How to use this creamy pea mousse with mint?
As mentioned at the beginning of this article, you are really very flexible with this creamy pea mousse, with usage from morning to night.
Breakfast was actually the original plan when I made this creamy green pea spread. Something healthy to spread on your sandwich as an alternative to chocolate or Biscoff spread. I thought of a homemade healthy and tasty spread. The working title for this article was therefore “green pea spread”. By analogy with the well-known spreads for your sandwich in the morning.
But then I saw and tasted this. And I immediately realized that it is so much more than a breakfast spread. As you can read in the next paragraphs.
As an appetizer
I immediately saw the potential for different types of appetizers. So I changed the working title to "green pea mousse". As I thought "mousse" fits better to the idea of an appetizer than spread.
to serve as a dipping sauce
You can serve this green pea mousse with mint perfectly as a dipping sauce. For example with fresh vegetables. And you could easily upgrade our duo of healthy dip sauces into a threesome. Only by serving this creamy pea mousse as an extra.
Or you may serve this appetizing green pea dip with scallops.
as the basis for an appetizer
Another alternative is to serve the pea mousse in a glass or an appetizer spoon. And then finish with matching treats. Like for example with:
On a toast
A third alternative is to put the pea mousse in a piping bag and pipe it on toast, rye rounds or cucumber. This is analogous to, for example, Boursin bites with smoked salmon. A piece of smoked salmon or an olive also tastes great!
Or you can serve them as a crostini, as in this pea crostini, the perfect appetizer.
With a starter or a main
You can even serve this pea mousse with a starter or main course. For example with salmon or lamb. Or of course any other dish in which you use peas. In this case, this same recipe becomes more like a case of “creamy pea puree”. And when you think of mashed potatoes, a whole lot of ideas probably come to your mind. Here you can find some inspiration:
- Crispy ham hock with pea and mint.
- Baked halibut with pea mousse and sauce vierge.
- Crispy skin salmon with pea puree.
Do you have any more fun ideas for making this creamy pea mousse? be sure to let us know via the comment function. We are happy to add them to this overview!
If you speak Dutch, you can find the Dutch version of this recipe on gerechtenweb.blog.