Friday, February 4, 2011

Green Pea Hummus

Our sister-in-law makes green pea hummus for lots of get-togethers. It is so addictive that we had to give it a shot, too! It's different from regular hummus (such as this or this) because it has both a sweetness and a brightness that really shine.

Green Pea Hummus

16 ounce bag of organic green peas
1 1/4 tsp. cumin
1 1/4 tsp. coriander
4 tbsp. olive oil
zest from one lemon
3/4 cup fresh parsley, loosely packed
3 cloves of garlic
sea salt
cracked pepper

Pour the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the spices; toast until fragrant. Add the garlic in thick slices. Cook this for a minute -- watch the garlic because you for sure do not want to burn it! Defrost the green peas by putting them in a bowl and microwaving them for a minute. Now this stuff and everything else goes in the food processor. Pulse until all peas are thoroughly broken down and it is a regular-hummus-like consistency. Serve with olive-oil-fried toast (thin slices of baguette pan-fried in a little olive oil), whole wheat tortillas, or pita.

*So...what are you going to make to go along with the big game on Sunday?