Pea Pods with Sun Dried Tomato Spread

by Susan on March 30, 2010

Sun dried tomatoes are a favorite around here. Something magical happens when you condense the flavors through drying. I had sun dried tomatoes on the brain when I started working on some raw food recipes today. Wanting something quick and versatile,  I came up with a little spread that could double as a “pasta” sauce. I love anything that will cut down on my time in the kitchen! I will post the appetizer today, and the pasta sauce tomorrow!

Equipment needed: Food Processor

Pea Pods with Sun Dried Tomato Spread

  • 1 C Cashews
  • 1/2 C Pine Nuts
  • 1/4 C Sun Dried Tomatoes (soft)
  • 1/2 Lemon, juice from
  • 1/2 Shallot (about 2 T)
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • Pinch Celtic Sea Salt
  • 1 C Fresh Pea Pods, split

Soak cashews and pine nuts until soft (at least 2 hours). Combine with the rest of the ingredients in food processor and process until smooth. Pipe into split pea pods.

Chef’s Note: You will have left over spread. It will keep in the refrigerator for at least 3-4 days. You can use this for the pasta recipe that will post tomorrow!

For more raw food appetizer ideas, click here: Raw Food Appetizer Recipes

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bitt March 30, 2010 at 5:56 pm

clever idea with the pea pod stuffing! i love pea pods.


Tanya March 30, 2010 at 10:09 pm

I keep seeing sun dried tomatoes as an ingredient for all these raw recipes….and I never have any. Mental Note: buy sundried tomatoes! This looks really tasty!


hihorosie March 30, 2010 at 11:43 pm

Those look so clever and appetizing! We enjoy sun-dried tomatoes and this year we hope to dry our own instead of buying them.


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) March 31, 2010 at 3:31 am

thanks so much for stopping by my blog today, Susan! I appreciate it and I have you in my Reader and frequently scan your posts and am always amazed by the beauty, yet simple but amazing, recipes you crank out! Just marvelous!


laura gallagher March 31, 2010 at 9:01 am

Wow, what a pretty picture. Those colors pop so well!
Oh, looks yummy too. :)


Kelly Parr March 31, 2010 at 9:33 am

Oh my what a clever idea!!!


Kip March 31, 2010 at 10:23 am

yay! I just dried some tomatoes in my dehydrator and was looking for a good recipe to see how tasty they could be! Thanks!


Makrose March 31, 2010 at 12:58 pm

Did you change your format on the website? I tried to find the print/pdf button i usually use to save your recipes but i can’t seem to find it today :(
This looks delicious


Patty March 31, 2010 at 12:58 pm

I have a question regarding pine nuts. I notice they are in a lot of your appetizers.
I read that the majority of pine nuts come from China. I am sorry but I just do not
trust food that comes from China. Is there an approiate subsite like walnuts but that
would probably give a different taste and texture.

What do you think?
Thank you


Susan March 31, 2010 at 1:00 pm

I have never had a pdf button? Haven’t done anything to the format lately…Sorry.


Susan March 31, 2010 at 1:04 pm

I would google pine nuts from USA and see where you could mail order them from.


Mandi March 31, 2010 at 2:24 pm

What a wonderfully simple recipe! I love the photo too, very unique and creative. As always..bravo!


Nancy March 31, 2010 at 3:11 pm

Susan, I LOVE this pic! I want to put it on my wall! Great job, as usual. :)

(Oh, and the recipe sounds delish, too…) 😉


Faith April 1, 2010 at 7:08 pm

thanks, this looks great, people should make sure to get snow peas, not shell peas for this…..


Allie September 13, 2010 at 3:55 pm

Cleaver!! Now thats something I have never seen before..


Alyce January 18, 2011 at 6:30 pm

Are these peapods…sugar snap peapods?


Susan January 18, 2011 at 6:45 pm

I believe they were.


Cindy May 2, 2012 at 3:03 pm

I made this spread today (thank you for the great recipe!), and was wondering if the 1/2 lemon the recipe calls for includes the rind, or if it is the inside of the lemon only. Thanks :)


lynntofu May 29, 2012 at 9:46 pm

How many servings does this make? Was thinking of taking this to a veg potluck. Thanks!


Cher November 24, 2012 at 7:12 am

That looks so gorgeous, simple recipes are always best with raw I find. Will definitely be including this one for my Raw Christmas buffet :)
Love ‘n’ Light


Judora January 17, 2013 at 7:36 am

OMG. I love this idea! Perfect (healthy) finger food for an event :)


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