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Kidspot Kitchen

Smashed pea and goat's cheese rolls recipe

Add some pizzazz to your next picnic with these flavoursome Smashed pea and goat's cheese rolls. Utterly delish AND healthy!

Serving Size:

Makes 10 rolls



  • 200g frozen peas
  • 1 clove garlic, finely crushed
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar 
  • 10 bread rolls (your choice)
  • 100g goat’s cheese
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme (or other fresh herbs)


Place the peas in a saucepan of boiling water, and cook for 3-5 minutes or until tender. Cool under a cold running tap and drain.
Pop the peas into the food processor (or use a hand blender) and puree together with garlic, mint, olive oil and vinegar, until the mixture looks like a rustic paste.
Spoon pea mix into rolls and top with as much goats cheese as you like. Add a spinkle of herbs and season with salt and pepper.


  • To give the rolls an extra kick, you can add some fried shallots or chilli to the pea puree or garnish the rolls with semi-dried tomatoes and roasted red peppers.
  • This mix also tastes wonderful on fresh rye bread. 
  • Use any leftover mix as a dinner time condiment, alongside a steak or chicken breast.
  • This recipe was created by Pip Lincolne for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder. You can follow Pip at Meet me at Mike's.

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