Fresh Sweet Pea Hummus
This bright twist on classic hummus uses nutrient-rich fresh (or frozen) peas, calcium-loaded sesame tahini, and a spike of cumin to enhance flavor and ease digestion. Give it a whirl and serve with pita bread, crackers, or crudités veggies.
Yields: 4-6 servings
3 cups shelled peas (about 2 to 2-1/2 pounds peas in their pod, or frozen)
2 Tbsp sesame tahini, stirred well
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Steam peas until tender. 4 to 5 minutes for fresh peas, 1 to 2 minutes for frozen peas. Let cool.
In a food processor, place peas, tahini, garlic, cumin, salt, and pepper. Process until smooth.
Let stand for 10 minutes for flavors to mingle.
Serve with pita bread, crackers, or crudit's vegetable.
Store leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days.