…and for the The Triscuit Summer Snackoff – Challenge 2! Triscuit – check! Peas – check! and at least one other ingredient – check!
This time I am even more determined that it would be great to meet Martha Stewart!
My inspiration for this recipe came to me as I was making a batch of homemade hummus. I actually get cravings for hummus! It wasn’t until I started working after college that I was enlightened about a little family owned mediterranean restaurant in my neighborhood. I remember having hummus for the first time and I will admit that I was not impressed. But I loved the rest of the food and after trying hummus a few more times, I became addicted. It is a great healthy snack – and yes, I do crave it! Always wondered if I am the only one?
I’ll be honest…this is totally my creation, I didn’t even check the web to see if there were recipes already like this! So here is a basic hummus recipe with the addition of green peas! The green peas sweetened and “freshened” the hummus. Traditional hummus does not have the most eye-appealing color, so the bright green from the green peas really made for a beautiful presentation!
Green & Chick Pea Hummus
1 large clove garlic
1 – 15 ounce can of chick peas
½ cup frozen green peas; thawed
¼ cup tahini (sesame paste)
¼ cup lemon juice
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
In a food processor, add garlic clove to mince. Add remaining ingredients, one at a time while blending. If the mixture is too thick, gradually add up to 1/4 cup of water until you reach a preferred consistency.