Sweet Pea Hummus Recipe
Attention all of you hummus lovers out there, pay attention because you’re going to love this recipe!
Let’s dive in!
The transition from winter to summer brings us longer and warmer days. With the season change comes an abundance of green and many of our favorite veggies and fruit.
Following the seasonal patterns of fresh produce will help you pick the freshest and most nutrient dense varieties.
Checking out your local springtime farmer’s markets or even the produce section in the grocery store is a great way to grab seasonal fruits and vegetables!
Spring produce can offer a wide variety of choices, depending on where you live! Check out this reference guide to see what is available locally in North America.
One of my favorite green veggies includes green peas! Some people turn their noses up at peas, but I find the burst of color and flavor a welcome addition to many of my recipes!
SWEET PEA HUMMUS RECIPE
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled
- 1/4 c water*
- 1 c fresh or frozen green peas
- 1/4 c tahini
- 1 avocado
- 3 T olive oil
- ½ t paprika
- 1½ t cumin
- ½ t sea salt
- 1/4 c fresh parsley, chopped and loosely packed
- *3-4 T garlic water
- In a small saucepan bring the water to a boil, and add in the garlic and peas. Boil uncovered for 3 minutes, or until the peas are bright green.
- Using a mesh strainer, drain off the water into a container, and set aside to cool.
- In a food processor or blender, combine all ingredients along with 2 T of the garlic water.
- Process until smooth, adding more water to reach desired consistency.
- Transfer to a serving bowl, and serve with fresh veggies or your favorite gluten-free crackers.
NUTRIENT DENSE PEAS
Peas are at their peak from April to the end of July.
Green peas can usually be found throughout the year, surprisingly only 5 percent of peas are eaten fresh, due to canning and freezing.
I’ll wager a bet that the most popular frozen veggie is the cute little green pea.
Like most legumes, peas are high in fiber and a great source of plant protein. However, green peas are a bit controversial if you are following a paleo diet.
Many say they are okay to eat because they are not the dried, mature version of the pea, and instead are the tender young seed of the plant.
If you follow a paleo diet, use your own judgment, do your own research, and decide what fits your dietary needs best.
Hungry for more? Check out this yummy Chickpea Curry Comfort Recipe!
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