split pea edamame hummus

This one kind of came out of nowhere.

It had been a while since I’d made hummus, which is a bizarre anomaly in my otherwise hummus-filled routine. Yesterday, as I got around to making lunch, I realized that I was craving hummus, and badly. The problem was that I was that I had no chickpeas at the ready (shame on me: usually I’m good about soaking and cooking them every Sunday). What I did have was a bag of split peas from my friends at the Pacific Northwest Farmers’ Cooperative, who were kind enough to send me a bunch of their non-GMO, heirloom legumes some time ago. And I also had some edamame in my freezer. I suspected that these two foods would combine beautifully in a simple hummus, and I was right.

This dish is greatly enhanced by the addition of fresh lemon juice and a touch of lemon zest. Lime would be interesting, too, though I haven’t tried it. I like this recipe because, while it’s highly reminiscent of traditional hummus, it’s got a unique flavor of its own. It also boasts complete protein from the edamame, as well as fiber, potassium, and folate from the peas. Whether as part of a lunch—in a wrap or on a salad—or as a snack, this hummus is as unique as it is healthful.

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Split Pea and Edamame Hummus

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked split peas
  • 1 1/2 cups shelled edamame, boiled and drained
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup water (more as needed)

Instructions

  1. Place the split peas and edamame in a food processor and pulse to combine.
  2. Add the tahini, sea salt, and lemon juice and zest. With the motor running, drizzle in the water in a thin stream, till the hummus becomes creamy and has the texture you like. You may need extra water, depending on your tastes.
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Enjoy!

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It’s already a hectic week over here, but I’m looking forward to sharing some Valentine’s Day themed, raw and vegan treats with you in the next few days. So stay tuned Smile

xo