Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Give "Peas" A Chance {Sorry, Just Couldn't Resist} - Fresh Pea Hummus ;)

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Whip some of this up and enjoy it on crackers, chips or bread out on a picnic or just for a perfect healthy summertime snack!

Fresh Pea Hummus

Serves 4
  • 1 cup fresh shelled peas (or organic frozen)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons tahini (sesame seed paste) *See Note
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 small clove minced garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt

Directions:

  1. Bring a small pot of salted water to a boil. Add peas; cook until tender, about 2 minutes. Drain; run under cold water, or just thaw out a bag.
  2. In food processor, pulse peas, cilantro, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and cumin 30 to 40 seconds. Season with salt.
* Tahini is a delicious, versatile spread made from sesame seeds that people have been making for hundreds of years. Some trace its use back to a 13th century Arabic cookbook. It is naturally low in sodium, has no cholesterol and is a good source of thiamin, phosphorus, copper and manganese. And according to FDA daily value guidance, just one tablespoon provides 6% of our calcium and 7% of our iron needs.
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(Above info courtesy of Whole Foods) - (Above recipe found via Wholeliving.com) (Photos via Jupiter Images & Wholeliving)

4 comments:

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello,

Actually, I am going to try this recipe with Edamame. Thanks for sharing!


~ Gabriela ~

Jo (Pieceful Afternoon) said...

I like peas any way I can get them - ain't summer grand?!!!

Honeygo Beasley said...

I've made a pea guacamole - but this is different and sounds delish! Let me get my crackers ... any left? ; ) Guess I will just have to mix up some! Great for entertaining or a snack or on a sandwich!

Meg the Wild Child said...

(I wouldn't have been able to resist either, Sabina!)

WOW, this sounds SUPER yummy! And I love tahini - we used to dribble it over falafel in Israel 30 years ago and I've loved it ever since! Thans for sharing this recipe!

xoxo

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