This Black Eyed Pea Hummus is super easy to prepare, creamy, thick and perfect for dipping with crackers, veggies, chips & so much more. A satisfying dip that is great for a go to snack or delicious enough for a party appetizer. Gluten Free, Vegan & Paleo.
Updated- this was originally posted June 2016
And if hummus is also a part of your regular snacking routine, then you’ll really wanna try switching it up with this simple Black Eyed Pea Hummus.
It’s also a yummy way to incorporate black eyed peas into the mix.
But since hummus is already a part of our regular snack rotations… and yes snacks are a requirement in our household 😆 , then sometimes you gotta switch em up with different flavors.
But my inspiration for this hummus came about from a Simple Black Eyed Pea Salad that I made which turned out excellent.
So when I was left with an extra abundance of black eyed peas to use, hummus just seemed like the way to go.
Hummus is traditionally made with chickpeas which are very nutritious and a great source for plant based protein.
Although I’ve experimented making hummus with various other beans & it works quite well.
And hummus made with black eyed peas turned out to be a favorite for many reasons.
Since Black eyed peas are…..
- Low in fat & calories
- High in fiber so aid in digestion
- Also a good source of plant based protein
- A great source of potassium & iron
But if that’s not enough to convince you, did you know Black Eyed Peas if made on New Years day are traditionally suppose to bring you luck?
I think this is mostly just a Southern tradition but since that’s where I grew up it’s kind of a fun thing I like to do. Mainly though cause I just love how they taste! 😀
Anywho since I had a craving for some black eyed peas (even though it wasn’t New Years Day 😆 ) it lead to the creation of this Black Eyed Pea Hummus…. Which guys I couldn’t be happier with.
And if you’re looking for more hummus inspiration here are a few more on the blog to check out:
So get creative with your snacking and I hope you’ll give this Black eyed Pea Hummus a try! 😉
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 2 garlic cloves chopped
- handful of fresh cilantro leaves
- 2 1/2 cups cooked black eyed peas
- 1/3 cup tahini
- 1 lime juiced
- salt and pepper to taste
- couple dashes of hot sauce
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- optional: paprika additional cilantro, olive oil for topping
Add onion, garlic, and cilantro to food processor and pulse till chopped finely.
Add remaining ingredients and pulse until smooth creamy texture.
Put in covered container in fridge.
Optional ingredients can be added to hummus and will keep in fridge covered for up to a week.