Green Pea Hummus is an incredibly light, easy and fresh alternative to the traditional hummus made with chickpeas. Perfect snack for warmer months!
I love hummus and most of its variations. There are plenty of recipes for hummus available online if you’re looking for an easy, delicious and nutritious snack. One of my favorite recipes for traditional hummus is this one. If you’re looking for variations, here is a list of 20 creative hummus recipes.
No Tahini Hummus
While most recipes for hummus call for tahini, I haven’t used any for this particular recipe. Green peas have a very light, fresh taste. Using extra virgin olive oil instead of tahini compliments that flavor perfectly. Choose a high quality olive oil for this particular recipe because it definitely makes a difference in the final results.
What I particularly love about this hummus is that it is incredibly easy to whip up. There are only a few ingredients required. Once you have all your ingredients ready you just need to put it all in a food processor and process it all together until it is smooth. I’ve used toasted cumin seeds for this recipe because I think it adds a wonderful flavor, although it’s quite subtle.
To toast cumin seeds heat a heavy skillet over medium high heat. Add the cumin seeds and toast for 4 to 5 minutes while swirling the pan. Take off the heat and allow the cumin seeds to cool.
This hummus can be served with a variety of fresh raw vegetables like cucumber, carrots, green beans and radishes. You can also serve pita chips on the side. Another great option is to use this green pea hummus on toast or in burrito or wrap of any kind.
Also, if you try this Green Pea Hummus recipe, don’t forget to use #tlceats and tag me on Instagram so I can see your beautiful creation!
Green Pea Hummus
- 2 cups frozen green peas thawed
- 1/4 cup olive oil extra virgin
- 1/2 cup cilantro and mint mixed in any proportion
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 garlic cloves peeled
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- salt and pepper to taste
- To toast cumin seeds heat a heavy skillet over medium high heat. Add the cumin seeds and toast for 4 to 5 minutes while swirling the pan. Take off the heat and allow the cumin seeds to cool.
- Add all the ingredients for the hummus to a food processor. Process until completely smooth and serve.