Here’s a simple dip or hummus made with green peas. It’s good served with vegetable sticks, chips, pita breads, or even used as a spread on sandwiches. It’s an easy way to add more protein and nutrients to your foods! The recipe is simple and fast to make can easily be increased to meet your needs.
Below is a video demonstration of making the dip. The written recipe is below the video.
Green Pea Dip or Hummus
Makes About 1 Cup
1 cup frozen and thawed green peas
½ of an avocado
1/3 cup diced onion, or 1 tsp onion powder
1 small clove garlic, chopped, or 1/8 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried parsley, or 1 tablespoon of fresh parsley
2 Tbsp white wine vinegar or fresh lemon juice
1/8 tsp of salt, optional
Water, if needed to blend (using no more than 1 tablespoon at a time)
Place all ingredients (except water) in a blender or food processor and blend until combined and smooth. If the mixture is too thick, add 1 tablespoon of water at a time, as needed.
Serve as a dip with raw vegetables or chips, as a flavoring in wraps or sandwiches, as a topping on toasted bread, or in a bowl topped with chopped vegetables of choice and served as a meal or side dish. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator and use within 3 days.
Julia W. Klee (Judi) began her journey enjoying “all things food” in elementary school when she started preparing meals for her family. That love of food blossomed into a quest to learn more and more about health and wellness as related to nutrition. She went on to earn a BS Degree in Food and Nutrition, then an MS Degree in Nutrition. She has taught nutrition and related courses at the college level to pre-nursing and exercise science students. Her hunger to learn didn’t stop upon graduation from college. She continues to research on a regular basis about nutrition as it relates to health. Her hope is to help as many people as possible to enjoy foods that promote health and wellness.