Green Pea Hummus

This month, we’re asking food bloggers to share their favorite dips, sauces and spreads. Spring and summer gatherings are coming up, and we wanted some inspiration for party food! First up: Giulia from Audrey’s reveals how to make this fresh pea hummus…

Green Pea Hummus
by Giulia Doyle of Audrey’s

Now that the weather is slowly warming up (even here in Canada), I’m looking for fresh spring recipes—foods that are easy to make, and full of flavor and color. With peas starting to show up in markets, this hummus is the perfect quick recipe. It works well at a party—and is also an amazing sandwich spread or a dip for fresh veggies. (If you can’t get your hands on fresh peas yet, feel free to make with frozen peas.)

Recipe: Green Pea Hummus

Serves 4 generously

You’ll need:

1 cup fresh shelled peas or frozen
1/4 cup fresh cilantro (including stems)
2 tbsp. tahini
2 tbsp. lime juice
2 small cloves or one large clove chopped garlic
1/4 tsp. ground cumin
salt, to taste

Add peas to a small pot with salted water. Bring water to a boil and cook peas until tender, about 2 minutes. Drain and run under cold water for the peas to cool. In small food processor, pulse cooled peas, cilantro, tahini, lime juice, garlic and cumin for 30 to 40 seconds. Season with salt. Serve on top of crackers, as a dip for fresh vegetables or as a sandwich spread. This works well as a base for a cheese or fried egg sandwich. Keeps in a well-sealed container for up to a week in the fridge.

Thank you so much, Giulia!

P.S. More recipes, including Giulia’s mushroom risotto and homemade hummus.

(Photos and recipe by Giulia Doyle of Audrey’s. Thanks to Shoko for helping with this series.)

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  2. We’re having it right now and it’s VERY good, even without the garlic (ours went bad). Thanks!

  3. This looks great! I don’t like chickpea hummus, so this is an interesting alternative :]

  4. Just made this with frozen peas – tastes incredible. I tripled the recipe, used 250 g of tahinia, and added paprika as well as cumin.

    And it looks beautiful, so nice and green and spring-like!

    Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

  5. I don’t like cilantro, so I would replace it with green onions instead.

  6. How have I never thought of this? I eat green beans by the bucket-full, especially in the summer. I might add a little mint or basil to this one!

  7. this is amazing! i will make it, for sure!
    also, so excited to see another Giulia in this Julia dominated world! i am italian but have always lived in Barcelona, Spain and Washington, DC so no one has ever been able to pronounce my name correctly:)

  8. I always giggle a little at humus this and humus that. Humus means chickpeas. What most people call hummus is in fact hummus bi tahina (sesame paste). So ‘pea humus’ makes no sense ;)

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  10. That looks delicious! I have made a similar recipe with cream cheese in place of the tahini and I’ve also tried it with fava beans. I’ll have to give yours a try!

  11. Hummus is my favorite snack! I’ve never tried green pea hummus, but I can’t wait!

  12. This looks good…but I’ll have to substitute for the cilantro – probably parsley. Can’t tolerate the taste of cilantro – tastes like soap!

  13. What am interesting twist on hummus. A must-try!

  14. Love the vibrant color. I have a feeling I’ll be making this for book club this month!

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  16. Looks great! If you’re making with frozen peas, you don’t need to boil – just thaw them – right?

  17. I am OBSESSED with peas and try to work them into any dish I can… this looks super quick, easy and like it is going to be my new crave!

  18. Awesome recipe. I think my son might even try it!

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  19. I love it when ordinary vegetables are transformed! Great idea, definitely one to try this picnic season!! xx

  20. that color! we do a green pea guacamole from time to time at our house – the hummus idea is A++++.