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Breaking It In

Mint Pea Hummus-The Duo Dishes

The relationship between a home cook and his or her food processor is sacred. That is why it was a day of mourning when my merely 6 month-old food processor suddenly bit the dust not too long ago. What caused it to stop working one day without warning? Guess we’ll never know why these things happen. Thankfully, though, a new and improved food processor recently entered the picture, and this one even doubles as a blender! Chrystal recently received a new food processor too, and we’ve both been blending up soups, spreads, dips and more. Here’s a fun, Spring green recipe that works perfectly for anyone who wants to initiate a new kitchen tool.

We thought a hummus would be an easy and fun inaugural dish for this newest addition to the kitchen. We left the can of chickpeas on the shelf and instead reached into the freezer for a bag of green peas. Like any hummus, adjust the level of garlic, olive oil, and seasonings to your tastes. You could also toss in some cooked leeks, an avocado, edamame or any variety of roasted vegetables for an added element of flavor or texture. We wanted to keep it simple this time around, so we left out all of those extras. The mint adds a greater breath of freshness to the peas. The finished dish is a beautiful pairing with a variety of foods, or this bright green delight is just as spectacular on its own as a healthy snack. Whether brand new or old, your food processor will be able to tackle this treat with ease.

Mint Pea Hummus – Serves 10
1 pound frozen peas, thawed or freshly shelled and cooked
4-6 cloves garlic, peeled
2 tablespoons tahini
2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
Juice of one lime (optional)
Kosher salt and pepper, to taste

Place thawed peas and remaining ingredients in a food processor. Blend into a smooth paste, adding more oil or lime juice to reach desired consistency. Season to taste. Serve with pita bread or your favorite corn tortilla chip.

Click HERE for the printable recipe.


21 thoughts on “Breaking It In

  1. When saw this on FB I knew I’d be in love!! Looks wonderful! I hated peas growing up because my mom only served it one way. However I loved when she added them to chicken and dumplings….my children loves peas (I serve them in all kinds of ways) so I know they will love this!! Great idea!

  2. oh how i love this. nice job! will be making and adding edamame… in fact an edamame hummus recipe i have has been in my queue for a while. thanks for reminding me…

  3. Ha ha, at first glance I thought it was guacamole. Nice trick.

    My food processor has lasted eons but it is on it’s last leg and tired. If I had one die at 6 months, I’d be majorly irritated unless it was replaced under warranty.

  4. Thanks for the recipe! I know just what I’m going to do with the bags of frozen peas I bought on sale! Pea hummus and pea soup here we come! =) (Maybe I’ll add in my edamame bruschetta for a very green meal!)

  5. Oh no! 6 months!?! Was it still under warranty. It always disapoints me when things die. Thankfully mine is going on a few years (love, love, love Cuisinart) but when other kitchen gadgets have had an early death it makes me angry because they are such an investment.

  6. I LOVE hummus, so not sure how I’ve never seen a pea hummus until now. That looks BEAUTIFUL! And yummy, but of course I’ll have to make some to find out just how yummy 🙂 Great idea, especially since March Madness = chips and dip around here! Healthy alternative is much appreciated. On a side note, great to hear from you guys! Thanks for your comment!

  7. Looks awesome! Love the vibrant green color. What kind of food processor did you have before? Wonder if it was still under warranty if it was only 6 months old.

  8. I am in awe of all these beautiful dishes that you have prepared while eating a vegan diet. This is a beautiful pea hummus. Love it, love it and love it again.


  9. This looks awesome! Especially with the blue corn chips. I made a “mint pea mash” last year, which looked very similar… But I love the idea of turning it into a hummus. Yay spring! 🙂

  10. Hey that’s lovely … pea hummus i like with coriander greens too.
    That dark coloured chips look really great.
    Thanks Rebacca for the tweet:)

  11. I’m pretty sure I would be inconsolable if anything happened to my blender or food processor. This hummus is perfect for that bag of frozen peas I ALWAYS seem to have in my fridge! Yum.

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