Friday, March 1, 2013

Easy Pea Hummus

At least once a week I end up eating a big plate of veggies and crackers along side some kind of dip. There's something so rebellious about eating this sort of thing for a meal, but if it's done right you'll most certainly put to shame any other lunch or dinner that happens to be in it's company. I recommend having at least one dip in your fridge every week for those lazy food days -- not only does the simplicity of this hummus make it a winner, but the over all flavors make it a serious contender for the traditional chickpea hummus. 
Get Creative: 
Make this dip once to check out the flavor profile, make it again and add your favorite herb or spice: 
- Chive or Cilantro would be a wonderful addition
- Minced sun-dried tomato and olives would add a wonderful extra kick of flavor 
Fresh Pea Hummus
Yields roughly 2 cups 
Step 1.
Ingredients
  • 2 c shelled Green Peas (you can opt to use thawed/frozen Peas if you don't mind them not being "raw")
  • 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 Tbsp Tahini 
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 tsp minced Garlic (or to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp ground Cumin
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
Step 2.
Making your Hummus
  1. In a food processor combine all of the ingredients and puree for 1 minute.
  2. You can puree longer for a more whipped consistency or less for a chunkier and more meaty texture. Either way you really can't go wrong!
That's what I call lunch!

xoxo,

11 comments:

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    1. Oops! I left that out by mistake! Thanks for catching it, Anon! :)

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  2. oh it's look like so testyyyyyyyy. I can try this with my sis From Bad Day

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  3. What kind of crackers are those???

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  4. ooh I've been wanting to try making a pea hummus after trying it at a restaurant....

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  5. Definitely making this! I love peas AND I'm still on a tahini bender. Hahah ;)

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  6. Pea hummus are my husband’s favorite. I am going to try this recipe and make him surprise.

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  7. Yummy look. carrots catches my eyes first. I am going to try this in the week end.

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  8. Oh yummy! I just now copied down your recipe. I can find fresh peas at TJ's so I will make some this weekend. Yummy raw snack food--gotta love it.
    Peace and Raw Health,
    Elizabeth

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  9. Lovely colourful food. I love to eat fresh veggies like this. Ha-ha you missed the lime. Glad somebody remind it !

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  10. I had sugar peas and threw them in shell and all. Not very good. Will try using just peas next time.

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