these recipes for pea hummus look pretty dang good, no?
1 pound frozen baby sweet peas, thawed
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 garlic clove, grated on microplane grater or pressed through garlic press
- 2 tablespoon juice from one lemon
- salt and freshly cracked black pepper
Set aside 1/4 cup peas for garnish. Place remaining peas, olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice in bowl of food processor and process until smooth puree is formed, scraping down sides as necessary, about 30 seconds total.
Transfer hummus to serving bowl, sprinkle with remaining whole peas, drizzle with additional extra-virgin olive oil, and serve with crostini or pita bread. For Green Pea Hummus with Mint and Feta: Follow directions for Green Pea Hummus adding 1/2 cup of chopped fresh mint leaves and 2 ounces crumbled feta cheese along with other ingredients to food processor in step 1. Serve garnished with additional chopped mint and crumbled feta. For Green Pea Hummus with Black Pepper and Pecorino Romano: Follow directions for Green Pea Hummus adding 1 ounce of grated Pecorino Romano and extra 1 teaspoon coarsely cracked black pepper along with other ingredients to food processor in step 1. Grate additional cheese and crack additional pepper over bowl before serving.
Two other recipes to try, perhaps less healthy but still delicious!