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Green Pea Hummus

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Summary

Shake up your hummus routine by making this fresh homemade variety that includes peas. Rich in protein, fiber, and B vitamins, peas not only add texture and flavor to hummus, but also lots of nutrition!

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time15 minsTotal Time15 mins

Ingredients

 1 cup frozen green peas (covered in boiled water for a few minutes to thaw, then drained)
 1 ½ cups chickpeas (home cooked or BPA-free canned, drained)
 ½ cup avocado (packed, or ⅔ cup)
 ¼ cup lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
 1 tbsp tahini
 1 medium garlic clove
 1 tsp salt (optional)
 ¼ tsp ground cumin
 ¼ tsp smoked paprika (or another ¼ tsp cumin)
 ½ tsp organic lemon zest (or lime zest)
 ground black pepper (optional, to taste)

Directions

1

After soaking and draining the green peas, add them to a high-speed blender (see note) with remaining ingredients.

2

Puree until smooth, stopping to scrape down the blender as needed.

3

Taste and season more as desired. Serve.

Chef's Notes

Yield
about 3 cups

Avocado/Tahini
This hummus can be made with a combination of both avocado and tahini (using just 1 Tbsp tahini) or if you don’t have a ripe avocado on hand, you can use 2 Tbsp of tahini. Alternatively, you can use only avocado in this hummus, though I like the flavor that the touch of tahini adds to the puree.

Blender
This hummus works best blended in a high-speed blender because it will better pulverize the skins on the green peas. You can use a food processor for this recipe, it’s just that the hummus will not be as smooth and you may notice the flecks of green peas. If you have a Blendtec, use your Twister Jar for this one; it works beautifully.

Serving suggestions
Serve with crudites and whole-grain bread (pita, sliced baguette, flatbreads). Also try serving with precooked yellow or red potatoes, cut in half if small or in bite-size pieces if larger. If you’re an olive lover, try topping the hummus with sliced kalamata olives, or with an olive mix on the side.

Recipe by Dreena Burton adapted for WHOLE Life Club (WLC)

Ingredients

 1 cup frozen green peas (covered in boiled water for a few minutes to thaw, then drained)
 1 ½ cups chickpeas (home cooked or BPA-free canned, drained)
 ½ cup avocado (packed, or ⅔ cup)
 ¼ cup lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
 1 tbsp tahini
 1 medium garlic clove
 1 tsp salt (optional)
 ¼ tsp ground cumin
 ¼ tsp smoked paprika (or another ¼ tsp cumin)
 ½ tsp organic lemon zest (or lime zest)
 ground black pepper (optional, to taste)

Directions

1

After soaking and draining the green peas, add them to a high-speed blender (see note) with remaining ingredients.

2

Puree until smooth, stopping to scrape down the blender as needed.

3

Taste and season more as desired. Serve.

Green Pea Hummus