Sometimes, you want to give an old classic a little twist. Hummus is something which is so wonderfully easy to make, and even easier to upgrade. I've made beetroot hummus before, but thought it was a little too sweet for my taste, so I decided to make a green version. I used peas and some herbs to give it that beautiful bright green colour and fresh flavour. You only need 6 ingredients to make this and you might have them all lying around already. Super quick and easy!
I used equal amounts of chickpeas and peas just so the chickpea flavour wouldn't be too overwhelming, so I'm pretty sure you'll appreciate this even if you don't normally like hummus (who doesn't like hummus though?) You can even omit the coriander and replace it with basil or rocket, I think that could be pretty tasty too!
- 130 grams of chickpeas (I used 1 small can, about 3/4 cup)
- 130 grams of frozen peas
- 1 lime
- 3 tablespoons of good olive oil
- 3-4 mint leaves
- small handful fresh coriander leaves
- salt & pepper
How to make it
Start by putting the frozen peas in a little bowl and pour boiling water over it. Leave for a couple of minutes while draining and rinsing the chickpeas in the meantime. When the peas are soft and no longer frozen, put them in a food processor together with the chickpeas. Squeeze the lime over the (chick)peas, together with the rest of the ingredients (add salt and pepper as you like). Process until you've got a smooth spread. If it seems too dry, add a small dash of water and blend some more. Pour into a bowl to serve immediately or keep in a closed container to enjoy it later.
This is perfect to have in your fridge in case you're feeling peckish. Just have it with sliced veggies or grissini as a snack. It also makes a great lunch companion on toasted sourdough bread, on a sandwich or in a rainbow bowl. A little twist on classic hummus but just as easy to make, I like it a lot!