I love hummus. I can snack on it forever.
I present you with a hummus twist, a spring version. Green pea hummus! You can call it a pea mash or pea dip or pea whatever. The recipe includes tahini, so I go with hummus. The flavors of bright peas, cilantro, tahini, lemon, garlic, cumin and evvo go so well together. I ate my whole batch in two days.
And it’s really simple to make! Just blend all the ingredients together in your choice of appliance (food processor, blender, magicbullet, nutribullet, etc).
Recipe: Pea Hummus
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
1/4 cup fresh cilantro (including stems)
2 tbsp. tahini (see recipe for homemade tahini)
2 tbsp. lemon juice*
2 small cloves or one large clove chopped garlic
1/4 tsp. ground cumin
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
sprinkle of candied sesame seeds (optional)*
Blend or pulse together all the ingredients except the oil, sesame seeds and salt, to a desired consistency. Then season with salt and top with the oil. If using, sprinkle candied sesame seeds on top.
Serve with crackers, as a dip for fresh vegetables or as a sandwich spread.
Keeps in a well-sealed container for up to a week in the fridge.
*Lime juice can be used instead of lemon juice. I buy my candied/caramelized sesame seeds in Mexico. I’m not sure where else to find them. You can try making your own!