Green Pea and Mint Hummus

Green Pea and Mint Hummus

This is a new hummus recipe and I'm so glad that my successful attempts didn't stop at the versions I've already presented. Hummus will look and taste great if you add some green peas to it. The amounts can vary, according to your taste. I suggest equal quantities of peas and chickpeas, which can be later adjusted. Beside the wonderful taste the classic hummus has, the green peas will bring a beautiful green colour and a sweetish touch. Mint is optional but, if you are reluctant, you should know that the mint flavour here is not very strong, blending nicely with the other flavours and enriching the perfect taste.

I usually buy frozen green peas which I saute with a little butter (optional), water and salt until soft, then add to the boiled chickpeas. You can as well boil or steam them, as you like it - no matter how, as long as they are cooked.

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Ingredients

Cooked chickpeas
250 g
Frozen green peas
250 g
or you can use canned green peas, the only difference will be the colour
Garlic cloves
2 pcs
Tahini
1 tsp
to taste, add little by little, it's got strong flavour and might be slightly bitter
Salt
1 tsp
Lemon juice
3 tbsp
to taste
Fresh mint leaves
1 pcs
the leaves from 1 fresh mint stem, but dried mint can be used instead
Extravirgin olive oil
2 tbsp

Step by step

1

As I mentioned above, I buy frozen green peas which I saute for 20-30 minutes in simple water or with a small cube of butter (optional). It doesn't really matter how they are cooked, as long as they are cooked.

2

Notice that the frozen peas are brighter in colour than the canned peas, but it also depends on your time and your mood :)

3

In a small deep bowl place the boiled chickpeas (I gave instructions on how to cook it in my classic hummus recipe).

Tip into the bowl the cooked green peas.

4

Add in tahini, lemon juice garlic, salt and mint.

5

Puree with a hand blender until you have a soft and smooth paste.

If it's too dense, add some hot water or cooking water from the chickpeas/peas.

6

Taste it and adjust with salt and lemon juice.

Transfer hummus to a plate and use a spoon to create some "waves".

7

Drizzle olive oil over the top and you can decorate with turmeric powder, cumin or sesame seeds.

8

Refrigerate for a few hours so that all the flavours blend together nicely, then serve with pita bread, homemade bread or anything else you like.

It's one of our favourite breakfast options or festive appetizers - the bright green makes it so appealing :)

Enjoy!

Quantity: 500 grams
Prep time: 15 min
Difficulty: easy
Ready in: 60 min
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