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Fresh Green Pea Hummus

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Fresh Green Pea Hummus

Marc J. Sievers

Spring is here (I think)!  So many wonderful fruits and vegetables are in their prime this time of year, green peas being my number 1 favorite!  I love the earthy taste and “bite” they have when perfectly cooked or sautéed.  My recipe for Fresh Green Pea Hummus combines simple, fresh ingredients that create a delicious dip with crackers, a topping for tartines or a healthy spread for sandwiches.  The flavors are bursting at the seam (or should I say pod)!

Going “green” has never tasted so good!


Fresh Green Pea Hummus

Ingredients (serves 6)

  • Olive Oil – 2 tablespoons
  • Red Onion – ½ cup, medium dice
  • Garlic – 3 cloves, finely minced
  • Sea Salt – ¾ teaspoon
  • Black Pepper – ¾ teaspoon, freshly cracked
  • Red Pepper Flakes – 1/8 teaspoon
  • Peas – 2 cups, fresh, uncooked
  • Lemon Zest – 2 teaspoons
  • Thyme – 1½ teaspoons, fresh
  • Hummus – 4 tablespoon, plain variety
  • Butter – 1 teaspoon, unsalted
  • Parmesan – for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a medium sauté pan set over medium heat, add olive oil, onion, salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes.  Cook for 6 - 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Next, add the butter, peas, lemon zest and thyme.  Continue cooking for another 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the garlic and continue cooking for 1 minute.
  4. Transfer sautéed mixture into the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade.
  5. Add the hummus and pulse 10 - 15 times, or until desired texture is achieved.