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Green Pea Hummus (3 cheers)


I`m making Hummus with dry peas instead of chick peas. This is my ‘cheap’ version, seeing that after I grow peas for consumption, and seed, I then plant extra peas just for the nitrogen-fixing of the soil…so there’s plenty.
Author: ME

fanning-peas-by blowing-over-the-wood-box

I fanned the peas by blowing the chaff out over the wood box.

  • 2 cups dry peas
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • water
  • 4 tablespoons lemon and 2 teaspoons of lime juice
  • 4 tbsp Tahini
  • 2-3 garlic cloves or 1 teaspoons powder at most
  • ½ cup water (or more if needed)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil and 4 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • pinch of cayenne
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • pita bread, crackers, etc.
  1. Place the dry peas in a large bowl or pot and fill with water so that the water is at least an inch or two above the peas. Let them soak overnight in the fridge.
  2. Drain the peas. Place them in a pot and fill with new water, and baking soda.
  3. Bring the peas to a boil. Once the water is boiling, lower the heat so that it is a low boil. Cook the peas for an hour. They should soften.
  4. Drain the peas and let them cool until they come to room temperature.
  5. Using a food processor, pulse the peas, lemon, lime, Tahini, salt, garlic, oil, cumin, cayenne, and honey. While the food processor is running, slowly pour in the water. Check the texture and thickness of the hummus. If needed, add more water to get desired consistency.
  6. Serve with pita bread, crackers, or veggies. 

    sorting the pea seeds

    The bag on the left are for spring seeding, the container of right is for hummus.

The test: great! I forgot to put the baking soda in when I was cooking it, so I don’t know if that would have changed the fact that the outer cover of the peas didn’t want to break down. Mine is slightly lumpy. peas-in-the-blender







The man liked it on crackers. What else counts?

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2 Responses to “Green Pea Hummus (3 cheers)”

  1. Janet K says:

    Made it this morning. LOVED IT! Definitely the recipe is a keeper! Thanks for sharing it!

    • sherry says:

      So happy for you and thanks. My peas are all dried up in the garden again this year. It’s time to get them all picked up so I can shell them out this winter for seed and more Hummus!


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