Green Pea & Mint Hummus
 
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An excellent party dip, this Green Pea & Mint Hummus is quick and easy to make and requires no advance preparation. It's light and refreshing - perfect when accompanied by some pita bread, crackers or baguette slices.
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Recipe type: Dips & Spreads
Cuisine: Arabic & Middle Eastern
Yield: Serves 10-12
Ingredients
  • 2 cups frozen or fresh shelled peas
  • (if using frozen, bring them to room temperature)
  • 1 cup, loosely packed, mint leaves
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Juice of 1 lemon (approx 2 tbsp)
  • salt, to taste
  • Olive oil, to drizzle
  • Paprika, to sprinkle as garnish
  • Mint sprig, to garnish
  • Equipment Used:
  • Heavy Bottomed Saucepan
  • Blender
Instructions
  1. Set some water and salt to boil in a heavy bottomed saucepan. Once it comes to a rolling boil, add in the shelled peas.
  2. Allow the water to return to a rolling boil and cook for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and rinse under running cold water, reserving about a cup of the salted boiled water.
  3. In your blender, place the peas, mint leaves, garlic cloves and 2-3 tbsp of the reserved salted water. Give it a quick whiz until coarsely mashed.
  4. Add the tahini, lemon juice and another 2-3 tbsp of the reserved liquid, or as much as you need to puree the peas. Make sure you add the water sparingly and just enough to aid the blending process, else the hummus will become runny.
  5. Taste and adjust the salt if required and blend until almost smooth, but retains a little texture.
  6. Transfer to a serving bowl, drizzle some olive oil and garnish with a sprinkle of paprika and a mint sprig.
  7. Serve with pita bread, pita crisps, crackers or baguette slices.
Notes
Can be stored in the fridge, in an airtight container, for 2-3 days.
Recipe by Food-Dee-Dum at http://food-dee-dum.com/2017/02/24/green-pea-mint-hummus/