Friday, April 26, 2013

Fresh Pea Hummus


         This day and age there is no limits on delicious fresh and healthy foods. There is
      something that comes over me when I go to a Farmers Market and I see all the bright
      vivid colors of the seasons produce. You want to buy everything and that's a beautiful
      thing. We usually have a few stands that sell hummus and one day I picked up a pea
          hummus and it was love at first bite. This was my attempt to recreate it for you.


                                                            Fresh Spring Pea Hummus

                                                            3 cups fresh peas, shelled or frozen
                                                            1/2 cup basil
                                                            1/2 avocado
                                                            1/4 cup cilantro
                                                            2 garlic cloves
                                                            3 teaspoons tahini
                                                            1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper
                                                            1/2 teaspoon cumin
                 
              1) In a small pot boil water and cook peas for 2 minutes. Drain and immediately
              cool with cold water.
              2) In a blender mix all the ingredients until desired consistency and serve with
              naan, pita, carrots, tomatoes, green beans. For garnish top - with olive oil, cracked
              pepper, sea salt, tomatoes and basil leaves.


                           You are really going to enjoy this healthy dip. Spring in a bowl.

33 comments:

  1. I cannot wait to make this !! I book marked it the second I saw the title ;)The avocado is such a fun add in

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  2. Yum! Might have to make this for when the girlfriends some over. No one else in my house will eat peas or avocados :-(

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  3. Oh my oh my this looks amazing!! So fresh for the warm weather!

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  4. I may not be a pea lover, but I had something similar to this at a party before and it was OUT. RAY. JUS. So good! Thanks for sharing, Val!

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  5. This comes at the perfect time. I'm making a list of healthy foods to cook while I'm visiting my husband next- this has definitely made that list!

    PS... thanks for your comment today. I really appreciated it.

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  6. this looks great fun flavors screams spring

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  7. Hi! I've actually tried something similar to thus and loved it. Greet guac alternative. You must be lean and healthy with all this good food!

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  8. I think this might be a way to get my husband to eat peas, which would be a miracle!

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  9. pea hummus? really? this sounds yummy!! i need to go to my farmers market now to pick up fresh peas

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  10. i love that you put avocado and cumin in it too! yum! :)

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  11. Yummity yum, yum! What a pretty color too!
    Kris

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  12. I have never tried pea hummus. I think I just may now.

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  13. I've been looking for some healthy recipes. Must try this one. Looks yummy!

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  14. Hi this is a lovely blog honey I think we should follow on GFC and Bloglovin? what do you think?

    let me know I'll follow back for sure

    New post is up on my blog you should have a look :)
    oxoxoxo
    Marie

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  15. pea hummus! I must try it Val. I love hummus of any kind :)

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  16. Wow!! I haven't even tried making regular hummus, and I'm thinking of actually trying this before the real deal, this looks great!!

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  17. Yes! Next on my list. Today I made mango pea hummus!! it was delicious!

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  18. I'm going to have make this when M is not around... So delicious looking :)

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  19. Yum! Love the sound of this dip!

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  20. gorgeous! so wonderful for spring!

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  21. Lately I've been addicted to hummus, I REALLY need to try this. I love peas!

    x
    Rachel

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  22. I adore the new look of your blog. Awesome! This Hummus seem new to me even tho we make the usual one home made usually. Its nice to learn new things :-)

    http://hind-toufga.blogspot.com/

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  23. yum! I've never tried anything like that before!


    {love jenny xoxo}

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  24. It's very pretty! I've never had pea hummus, just regular hummus.

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  25. Now that's the way to get me to eat peas!

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  26. Hummus is my favorite. I don't think I have ever had pea hummus but now I want to make it! Gorgeous color!

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  27. This looks amazing and since I love Hummus - its perfect for me! great recipes ;)

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  28. Nice! I made a pea spread the other day too. I loved it!

    kristen
    www.beholdthemetatron.com

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  29. Ohmygosh that look so yummy! I'm probably going to have to try this!
    Hugs & Kisses,
    Olivia

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