Pea & Mint Hummus

Pea mint hummus

When the sun comes out, I crave green, beautiful goodness. The last few days, I’ve headed out into my garden, and started planting little seeds – spinach, beetroot, salad leaves, carrots, herbs.

While I’m not green-fingered in the slightest and have been known to even kill a cactus, this weather – or, perhaps, it’s my age! – has started a real urge to get gardening.

Anyway, trust me, I’m going somewhere with this! As I was tending to my garden, I found some wild mint growing. Fresh, beautiful and growing in abundance (the one thing I haven’t yet killed!), I started wondering what to create.

First came plenty of my chilled Pea & Mint Soup, then came bowl fulls of this creamy, delicious Pea & Mint Hummus.

pea broad bean hummus

I am an utter hummus addict, and I could happily devour a whole batch every day. This one is a lighter, fresher, more spring-like take on classic hummus, made using mint, peas andย lemon.

If you like, you can mix things up a little and use broad beans, instead. perfect if you have lots growing at the end of your garden!

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Anyway, this hummus is perfect for whipping up at the start of each week. I love mine slathered on toast or pitta triangles, and for using to dunk in fresh, yummy vegetable cruditรฉs. How do you like yours?

Happy creating,

Sam x

Pea & Mint Hummus

pea mint hummus recipe

Ingredients:

  • Makes one large bowl –
  • 2 cups fresh, podded broad beans, steamed OR one tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups peas
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 1/3 cup olive oil (or more, depending on consistency desired)
  • 2 tbsp tahini (if using chickpeas)
  • Juice one lemon
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Method:

  1. Place all ingredients into a high-powered blender or processor and blitz until smooth, or the texture you desire. Taste and adjust seasoning / flavours accordingly. Place in an airtight container in the fridge for upto a week and enjoy on toast, or with veggie cruditรฉs!

Author: Sam

I'm a freelance health, food and fitness journalist, busy mama and recipe creator!

4 thoughts on “Pea & Mint Hummus”

  1. green stuff is my absolute fav! no question about it. This combo sounds divine for any spring gathering. from one fellow hummus addict to another- this looks delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

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