Tangy Horseradish Pea Purée Recipe - Vegetarian Times

Tangy Horseradish Pea Purée


The English love their peas, and purées like this one are all the rage in the British Isles as chefs give pub grub a gourmet makeover. Try serving this recipe—or a simple pea purée with butter and milk—as a lighter, more healthful alternative to mashed potatoes.

  • 8Servings


  • 4 cups fresh or frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup low-fat sour cream
  • 1 1/2 Tbs. prepared horseradish
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives


Bring large pot of salted water to a boil. Add peas, and cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until tender. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid.

Transfer peas to food processor. Add sour cream, horseradish and cooking liquid, and blend until smooth. Sprinkle with chives, and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 69
  • Carbohydrate Content: 12 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 3 mg
  • Fat Content: 1 g
  • Fiber Content: 4 g
  • Protein Content: 4 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 0.5 g
  • Sodium Content: 93 mg
  • Sugar Content: 5 g