Whether you need a healthy green snack for St. Patrick’s Day, or you just need something a little different, try this fresh green pea hummus recipe with your kids!
One thing we love about our vegetables actually BEING the dip, rather than what you are using to dip, is that kids like it! Because our hummus if made with green peas, we like to use pita crisps, tortilla chips, or crackers, and we know we are still getting our greens!
Green peas are high in protective antioxidants, like catechin and epicatechin. They are full of vitamin K, fiber, protein, and most interesting of all, contain omega 3 fats in the form of alpha-linolenic acid. (source) So, with these healthy little peas, we decided to blend it up with our chickpeas to make some green pea hummus. The kids loved the color, and it’s perfect for a healthy St. Patricks Day snack!
First, we added green peas, chick peas, garlic, oil, salt and pepper. We blended it in a food processor until it was super smooth.
We had fun with these little faces. We used olives, carrots, peas, red onions, peppers, sprouts, and cauliflower.
We used bagel crisps for our crackers, but any will do!