Hey there, fellow foodies! We've got something super exciting for you today - our Quick & Easy black-eyed peas hummus. This isn't just any hummus; it's a protein-packed powerhouse that's going to rock your snack world. So, ready to whip up some magic?
Who doesn't love a good hummus? But our blackeyed peas one is more than just good - it's a game-changer. This recipe takes the classic Lebanese hummus recipe we all adore and gives it a unique twist with the addition of black-eyed peas. Not only do these little gems add a delightful flavor, but they also pack a serious nutritional punch. They're loaded with protein, fiber, and various vitamins and minerals, making this hummus a snack you can enjoy indulging in.
You're just a blend away from adding a new appetizer or savory snack to your collection of delectable recipes. This isn't just a small detour from your traditional hummus; it's a giant leap into a universe brimming with taste and nutritional goodness!
Even though this hummus strays from the traditional chickpea route, its velvety consistency will convince you of the endless possibilities that vegan dips have to offer.
💚 Why you will love it
- Nutritionally Rich
- Quick & Easy
- Velvety Texture
- Flavorful Twist
This blackeyed pea hummus recipe is made with just a few delicious ingredients:
- Black-eyed peas: These are the show's star, providing a unique twist on traditional hummus while packing in protein and fiber for a nutritious boost.
- Garlic clove mashed: Garlic adds a punch of flavor that complements the other ingredients beautifully, and it's also known for its numerous health benefits.
- Tahini sesame seeds paste: This gives our hummus its classic creamy texture and adds a rich, nutty flavor that pairs perfectly with the black-eyed peas.
- Lemon juice: A squeeze of lemon juice brightens up the flavors and adds a refreshing tanginess that makes this hummus truly irresistible.
- Extra-virgin olive oil: This helps create a smooth, velvety texture and adds a hint of fruity flavor. Drizzling a bit more when serving gives it a gourmet touch.
- Fine sea salt: Just a pinch enhances the flavors of all the other ingredients, making them shine even more.
- Iced water: This helps achieve the perfect consistency for your hummus - not too thick, not too thin, just right.
- Cumin ground: A touch of ground cumin adds a warm, earthy flavor that takes this hummus to the next level.
- Black and white sesame seeds for garnishing.
- Sweet ground paprika: Sprinkling this on top adds a pop of color and a hint of sweet, smoky flavor that complements the hummus beautifully.
- Fresh parsley to garnish: A garnish makes the dish look more appealing and adds a fresh, herby note.
- Baking soda: If you're using dry black-eyed peas, some baking soda during boiling helps soften them faster, ensuring a creamy, smooth hummus.
This recipe is already vegan, so there's no need for vegan substitutions. However, if you want to experiment with different flavors or textures, here are some alternatives you could try:
- Garlic clove mashed: If you're not a fan of garlic, you could use a small amount of garlic powder or omit it entirely. This will result in a less intense flavor.
- Tahini sesame seeds paste: If you don't have tahini, you could use any other nut or seed butter. This will alter the flavor slightly but still produce a creamy texture.
- Lemon juice: Lime juice could be used as a substitute, but it will give a slightly different tanginess to the hummus.
- Olive oil: You could use any other neutral-tasting oil, like avocado or grapeseed. This might slightly change the flavor of the hummus.
- Cumin ground: You could substitute this with coriander for a slightly different flavor profile.
- Food Processor or High-Speed Blender
- Measuring Cups and Spoons
- Lemon Press
To make this hummus simply follow these steps.
First, if you're starting with dry black-eyed peas instead of canned ones, you'll need to boil them until they're soft and ready to blend.
Step 1: Place all the ingredients except for water in the food processor or blender's vase. Blend and stop if the food processor or blender needs some help. Scrape the edges with a spatula.
Step 2: Blend until you reach the desired consistency. Add iced water little by little. I usually use about ½ cup (4 oz) ice-cold water.
Hint: It usually takes me about two 50-second blender cycles to get the right texture.
Hint: use some ice cubes to chill water and add it as you mix the hummus for the creamiest texture.
💡 Expert tips
The secret lies in the water you add for the smoothest black-eyed peas hummus—it needs to be icy cold! This is because the food processor's blades generate heat as they work, which can impact the emulsification process.
Using iced water keeps everything cool, resulting in a smoother, creamier consistency. Begin with a small quantity and add more until your hummus achieves your preferred texture. It's a straightforward trick, but it's the key to consistently perfect creamy hummus every time!
Spicy Black-Eyed Peas Hummus: Add a kick to your hummus by incorporating a diced jalapeño or a dash of hot sauce. This variation is perfect for those who love a bit of heat in their snacks.
Herbed Black-Eyed Peas Hummus: Add a handful of fresh herbs to the mix for an extra layer of flavor. Basil, cilantro, or dill would all make excellent additions. Adjust the salt and lemon juice as needed to balance the flavors.
Roasted Red Pepper Black-Eyed Peas Hummus: Add a sweet and smoky twist by blending in roasted red pepper. This adds a delicious flavor and gives the hummus a vibrant color that's sure to impress.
🥢 How to serve
First, create small wells using the back of a spoon, then give it a generous drizzle of extra olive oil and finish with a sprinkle of sesame seeds.
- Veggie Platter: Arrange a colorful array of fresh, crunchy vegetables around a bowl of hummus for a healthy and appealing snack. Think carrots, bell peppers, cucumber, and cherry tomatoes.
- Wrap or Sandwich Spread: Swap out your usual condiments for this hummus in your wraps or sandwiches. It pairs well with various fillings, from grilled vegetables to vegan chicken substitutes. We also like pairing it with a bunch of wholesome rutabaga fries in air fyer.
- Pita Pockets: Stuff some hummus, fresh veggies, and your favorite vegan protein into pita pockets for a quick, satisfying meal.
- Hummus Bowl: Create a hummus bowl by spreading a generous layer at the bottom of the bowl, then top it with grains, greens, and roasted veggies.
- Pasta Sauce: Try using this hummus as a pasta sauce for a unique twist. Toss it with warm pasta, a splash of pasta water, and some sautéed veggies for a creamy, protein-packed dish.
- Pizza Base: Use it as a base spread on a vegan pizza before adding your favorite toppings and baking. It adds a creamy, flavorful layer, a great alternative to traditional pizza sauce.
For a comprehensive list of ideas and inspiration on how to eat hummus, check out our post on the topic.
Black-eyed peas have a versatile flavor that pairs well with various ingredients. Here are a few:
Grains: Black-eyed peas go well with rice, quinoa, or couscous. They can be mixed into grain salads or served as a balanced meal.
Vegetables pair beautifully with various vegetables, especially leafy greens like kale or collard greens. They can also be added to stews or soups with veggies like carrots, tomatoes, and bell peppers.
Spices and Herbs: Black-eyed peas can be flavored with various spices and herbs. They pair well with cumin, coriander, turmeric, thyme, and bay leaves.
Protein: In a vegan diet, black-eyed peas can be paired with other plant-based proteins like tofu, tempeh, or seitan for a protein-packed meal.
Sauces and Dressings: They can be tossed in vinaigrettes, tomato sauce, or a tangy barbecue sauce for a flavorful dish.
Remember, these are just suggestions. Feel free to experiment and find your favorite pairings!
Store in the fridge for up to 1 week.
Chilling and Warming Up:
Transfer your hummus to an airtight container and pop it in the fridge. It'll stay fresh and tasty for up to a week.
Before you dig in, let it sit out for about 20 minutes to lose the chill.
If your hummus gets too thick in the fridge, a little water or olive oil will get it back to the perfect consistency.
Freezing and Thawing:
While we don't usually suggest freezing hummus because it can alter the texture, if needed, it can be frozen for up to three months. Make sure to use an airtight container, and consider adding a thin layer of olive oil on top to prevent freezer burn.
This hummus recipe is perfect for meal prep. Whip up a large batch and divide it into individual containers for the week.
Serve your hummus with a range of dippables like pita chips and fresh veggies, or even spoon it onto salads or grain bowls for quick and easy meals."
📚 More hummus recipes
Classic Lebanese Hummus Recipe: Got a hankering for a traditional, creamy, and ultra-smooth hummus? Our classic Lebanese Hummus recipe will transport you right to the heart of Middle Eastern flavors, delivering authenticity in every bite. Have it with freshly made homemade falafel and tabbouleh salad.
Hummus avocado Recipe: If you're a fan of both homemade guacamole and hummus, this recipe is a dream come true! Merging the creaminess of avocado with the richness of classic hummus, it's a pairing made in dip paradise.
Sweet and Smoky Red Bell Pepper Hummus Recipe: Want to add a splash of color and a touch of sweet, smoky flavor to your hummus? Our Sweet and Smoky Red Bell Pepper Hummus ticks all the boxes, making it an ideal ice-breaker at your next get-together.
Seasonal roasted pumpkin hummus recipe: Ideal for autumn or whenever you crave a hint of earthy sweetness in your dip, our Seasonal Roasted Pumpkin Hummus is a unique twist you will adore.
Vibrant Pink Beet and White Bean Hummus Recipe: This isn't your average hummus; it's a visual and culinary delight! Treat your senses with our Vibrant Pink Beet Hummus, a fusion of white beans and roasted beets that's as eye-catching as it is tasty.
Edamame Hummus Recipe: For a unique, green twist on the classic hummus, try our Edamame Hummus. It's packed with protein and has a fresh, slightly sweet flavor that's sure to impress.
Dark Chocolate Dessert Hummus Recipe: For those with a sweet tooth, our Dark Chocolate Dessert Hummus is a must-try. It's a decadent, chocolatey twist on traditional hummus that's perfect for dipping fruit or spreading on toast.
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Black-eyed Peas Hummus Recipe
- 1 can black eyed peas 15 oz
- 1 garlic clove mashed medium size, 2-3 depending on how garlicky you want it
- ¼ cup tahini sesame seeds paste
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons olive oil extra-virgin, good, plus an optional splash to drizzle when serving
- ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
- 3-6 tablespoons iced water
- ¼ teaspoon cumin ground
- Blend: Add your black-eyed peas, mashed garlic clove, tahini paste, lemon juice, extra-virgin olive oil, fine sea salt, and ground cumin to a food processor. You may need to scrape down the sides of the food processor to ensure everything is well combined.
- Adjust Consistency: Gradually add iced water, a little at a time, until you reach your preferred consistency.
- Serve: Transfer the hummus to a serving bowl. Drizzle with a bit more extra-virgin olive oil, if desired, and garnish with sweet ground paprika and fresh parsley. Check the post for more serving and garnishing suggestions. If you're using dry black-eyed peas, remember to add baking soda while boiling them.
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