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Fresh Green Pea Hummus Recipe
March 9, 2015 | Home >Healthy Kids >Fresh Green Pea Hummus Recipe

Fresh Green Pea Hummus Recipe

Fresh Green Pea Hummus Recipe. Have you tried hummus this way before?

 

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!

Fresh Green Pea Hummus Recipe. Have you tried hummus this way before?

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!

Fresh Green Pea Hummus Recipe. Have you tried hummus this way before?

First, we added green peas, chick peas, garlic, oil, salt and pepper.  We blended it in a food processor until it was super smooth.

Fresh Green Pea Hummus Recipe. Have you tried hummus this way before? And that’s it!! Quick snack.

Fresh Green Pea Hummus Recipe. Have you tried hummus this way before?

We had fun with these little faces. We used olives, carrots, peas, red onions, peppers, sprouts, and cauliflower.
Fresh Green Pea Hummus Recipe. Have you tried hummus this way before?

We used bagel crisps for our crackers, but any will do!
Fresh Green Pea Hummus Recipe. Have you tried hummus this way before?

Fresh Green Pea Hummus Recipe. Have you tried hummus this way before?

 

 

Fresh Green Pea Hummus Recipe

Prep Time: 5 m
  • Nutrition per serving   % daily value
  • Calories: 64 3%
  • Fat: 3 g 5%
  • Carb: 12 g 4%
  • Fiber: 3 g 12%
  • Protein: 3 g 6%
  • Sugar: 2 g

Ingredients

  • 1 cup – Peas, green, raw
  • 1/2 cup – chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 1 clove – garlic
  • 1 tablespoon – olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon – salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon – black pepper, ground

Directions

  • Combine green peas, chickpeas, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a food processor.
  • Process until completely smooth, at least 4-5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition per serving % daily value
  • Calories: 64 3%
  • Fat: 3 g 5%
  • Carb: 12 g 4%
  • Fiber: 3 g 12%
  • Protein: 3 g 6%
  • Sugar: 2 g
written by
Amy Roskelley

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Comments(5)

I just love this! Such a fun idea for St. Patrick’s Day or anytime! 🙂

Erin says:

Might be a dumb question but could you use frozen peas? (Thawed)

Marti says:

A question. Can frozen peas be used when the fresh ones aren’t in season?
Thanks!

Yes, frozen can definitely be used if you thaw them! @erin & @marti~

Jane says:

do you drain the chickpeas? I didn’t see it mentioned but usually do when I make hummus.

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