Yes Peas! Blog


20 September, 2023

Avocado on toast is a trend that has gained widespread popularity over the years. But here at Yes Peas, we believe that crushed peas have taken avocado’s place in the toast-topping hall of fame!

After conducting some research, we’ve found that Google searches for ‘peas on toast’ in the UK have increased by 133% in the last month alone, whilst searches for ‘avocado on toast’ have declined by -9%*! Alongside this the TikTok hashtag ‘#peasontoast’ has already amassed over 3.3 million views**.

So why peas on toast you may ask? Well as the cost of living crisis and rising food prices continue to impact us all, peas on toast offer a budget-friendly alternative to avocado on toast that doesn’t compromise on taste or quality.

The small but mighty vegetable green ball of joy is also packed with vitamins, minerals, and dietary fibre that contribute to a healthy and balanced lifestyle, offering a fresh, vibrant, and equally nutritious alternative to avocado.

Plus, as the UK is 90% self-sufficient in pea production, nearly all peas in supermarket freezers that go into your trolley are most likely grown by British farmers – meaning you’re supporting the UK’s local farmers when you tuck into your new breakfast staple!

Holly Jones, Crop Association Executive at the British Growers Association, which runs the Yes Peas! campaign comments: “Whilst we’re all fans of avocado on toast, peas on toast are the perfect alternative for those looking to change up their breakfasts as a great source of protein, vitamins and minerals, at a much lower cost. After all, it is the most important meal of the day!

“No matter what the season, freshly frozen garden peas are available throughout the year with zero wastage involved when cooking, making them an environmentally friendly ingredient.”

Feeling inspired? Check out our range of must-try peas on toast recipes to make breakfast that extra bit exciting.

Crushed Peas on Toast with Basil & Nduja

A spicy way to start the day, why not try topping your toasted sourdough with crushed peas with some flavoursome basil and nduja? Visit the link here to give it a try!


Crushed Peas on Sourdough Toast with Akoori (Indian Scrambled Tofu) and Coriander

This peas on toast recipe is perfect for breakfast or a weekend brunch. Featuring Akoori, an Indian scrambled egg dish packed with flavour alongside delicious cherry tomatoes and crushed peas, try this recipe by visiting the link here!


Crushed Peas on Sourdough Toast with Mexican Crispy Fried Eggs and Pickled Red Onion

We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why not spice up your mornings with this delicious Crushed Peas on Sourdough Toast with Mexican Crispy Fried Eggs and Pickled Red Onion recipe? Quick and easy to make, the whole family will love this dish!


Macho Peas on Sourdough Toast with Grilled Halloumi

A delicious mix of salty grilled halloumi, tangy Sriracha sauce, refreshing basil and mint, and crushed peas, this Macho Peas on Sourdough Toast with Grilled Halloumi recipe is perfection in a bite.


Let us know if you try out these tasty recipes and tag us on social! You can find us at @yespeas_ on Instagram, and @YesPeas on X and Facebook.

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