Fresh Pea Hummus

This idea is inspired by a sandwich I had in Pret a Manger the other day (I do have a fondness for their sandwiches) which featured pea hummus and feta and was really fresh, summery and different. Anyway, it got me thinking about making a pea hummus to eat with crudites and pitta strips – as I’ve mentioned before Little S is allergic to sesame so commercial hummus is out of the question and I’ve never made a good tahini-free version – hopefully they’ll like this as much as me and enjoy it for a summery post-swimming supper!

Pea Hummus (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, sesame-free, soya-free, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan)

makes a bowlful

  • 250g frozen peas
  • 3 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsps lemon juice
  • 1/4-1/2 clove of garlic, minced (or more if you like garlic a lot!)
  • good pinch of salt and grind of pepper
  • Optional: sprig of mint, finely chopped or 1/2 red chilli, finely chopped

– Defrost the peas by running under a warm tap.

– Place in a food processor with the garlic and puree, adding the oil and lemon as the machine is running.

– Season and then pulse again until as smooth as possible

– Check the seasoning ( you do need a fair amount of salt and lemon to counteract the sweetness of the peas)

– Serve, drizzled with extra olive oil

– Optional: add a sprig of fresh mint, finely chopped while the machine is running. Or possibly a little fresh red chilli.

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lucylox

Welcome. I'm a Cordon Bleu trained chef and mother with a passion for cooking vegetarian food. All recipes featured here are dairy, egg, and nut-free, thus 'accidentally' vegan, as my children are allergic to those. My aim is to recreate any dish, even what seems impossible, but free of the ingredients we can't have, and log my exploits here. Please browse what is now several hundred recipes. All the recipes posted (unless stated) are my own creations.

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