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Lemon-y Smashed Pea Toast

  • Author: Flora & Vino
  • Total Time: 18 mins
  • Yield: 2 cups
  • Diet: Vegan


Smashed pea and lemon spread on toasted bread paired with fresh garnishes. Perfect for a a fun snack, appetizer, breakfast, or light meal.


  • 2 cups frozen green peas
  • 1 TBSP runny tahini
  • 2 TBSP fresh squeezed lemon juice, or more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup parsley or fresh herbs (optional)
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • Himalayan sea salt
  • black pepper, to taste
  • toasted bread (gluten-free if desired)
  • 1/4 cup Karen’s Naturals Just Peas
  • green onion, sliced
  • white sesame seeds


  1. Steam the frozen green peas on the stovetop by adding to boiling water in a covered pot for 2-3 minutes, until vibrant green and tender. Be careful not to overcook them!
  2. Drain the peas and add them to a high speed blender or food processor along with the tahini, lemon juice, garlic powder, lemon zest, Himalayan sea salt, and black pepper.
  3. Taste the mixture and add more lemon for brightness, tahini for creaminess, and sea salt and black pepper to reach desired combo.
  4. Pulse until combined but not pureed. Some pea chunks are welcome here!
  5. Smash the pea spread onto toasted bread and top with green onion, white sesame seeds, and freeze-dried peas.
  6. Store leftover pea smash in the fridge for up to one week.


  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 3 mins
  • Category: Toast, Snack
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Oil Free, Gluten Free Option