A twist on the classic hummus, with lucky Black-eyed peas in place of the chickpeas. A wonderful appetizer or snack thats gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan
In the south, celebrations like Juneteenth and New Year’s means having Black-eyed peas and Collard Greens. A tradition in the African American community to bring in good luck and prosperity
We wanted to put a new twist on the old classic with Black-eyed pea Hummus, Cornbread crackers and crispy collard green chips.
Once you learn how quick,simple and fast homemade hummus is to make. You will never look at store bought the same.
This Homemade Hummus is :
- Protein Rich
- And Delicious filling
What Is Hummus?
Its a Middle Eastern dip/spread traditional made from cooked chickpeas(aka garbanzo beans). The chickpea are blended together with tahini, lemon, garlic and salt into a thick, creamy, savory spread.
- Tahini Paste - is a nutty and slightly bitter paste made from grounded toasted sesame seeds.
- Fresh Lemon Juice - next this to next level better than store bought
- Black Eyed Peas - to black this recipe super quick we used canned black beans
Substituting chickpeas with Black Eyed Peas gives the classic dip a very smokey flavor you will not regret. Black-eyed peas are a legume and are available dried and frozen but for this recipe to keep it simple we recommend buying the canned already cooked peas. The peas have a earthy, savory smoky flavor. Chickpea's taste are much milder and you'll see them in a lot of vegan recipes substituting for things like eggs and tuna because of this. One cup of peas has a little more protein than chickpeas 14g compared to 11g but less fiber 6g compared to 9g.
You can buy canned black-eyed peas to make preparation quick and easy. Bonus this recipe is great to repurpose leftover black-eyed peas too.
The great thing about hummus is it versatility. The foundation of the hummus is very forgiving you can use beans, pea or lentils.
Try This Hummus With?
- Gluten-free Cornbread Crackers
- Crispy Collard Chips
- Crudite - carrot sticks, red and yellow bell peppers, cucumbers and tomatoes
Easy To Make Black Eyed Pea Hummus
- 1 15 oz Black Eyed Peas Reserve liquid
- 3 tablespoons Tahini paste
- 3 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil
- 1 Lemon - we use the juice of an entire lemon but 2 tablespoons will work
- 3 to 4 tablespoons Water - can use reserved liquid or water if want the thinner consistency
- ¼ teaspoon Onion powder - optional
- ¼ teaspoon Garlic powder - optional
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Drain and rinse blackeye pea under cold water reserving liquid
- Place in food processor (a bullet machine can work too)
- Add Tahini paste, lemon juice and olive oil
- Blender together until creamy and smooth
- Add salt and pepper to taste
- Store in refrigerator for up to 1 week
These nutritional figures should be considered estimates. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and the way ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe.
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