Needing Those Greens
I was chatting with a friend about gardening and cooking the other day. More specifically, we were discussing all the nutrition green vegetables can provide. And yet, we tend not to get enough of them. The irony is that, as I look around the produce section of my local grocery store, I see more green veggies than any other color. It should be easy to accomplish but I think we just tend to get tired of eating the same things in the same old ways. So our conversation ended with me feeling inspired. Honestly, I’ve been wanting to do a monochromatic post for a while and this seems like the perfect opportunity. So here we go, green pea hummus accompanied here by tons of fresh green vegetables.
The Mash Up
My family eats a ton of hummus. I’m confidant we could consume a bulk sized tub in a flash. The only reason we don’t buy it in huge tubs is because we love to change up the flavor. Now, also thinking about vegetables, my daughter’s favorite happens to be green peas. Why not combine these two foods into a delicious green pea hummus? Also, why not dip lots of other green veggies in it for an afternoon snack? I can’t lie, my husband was hesitant when I came to him with this recipe. However, I completely won him over when he took his first bite. That mission of eating more green vegetables was easily accomplished here. This green pea hummus has a slight sweetness to it with a balance of fresh lemon juice and salt. It really is a great dipping hummus. But, I’m also all about this green pea hummus as a sandwich spread.
Green Pea Hummus
- 15oz canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- ½ cup frozen or fresh green peas
- ⅓ cup olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons tahini
- 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. You may need to scrape the sides of the processor partway through in order to fully incorporate the ingredients.
- Enjoy as a dip for veggies, pretzels, pita chips, etc. or as a spread for sandwiches.