Yellow Split Pea Hummus

Mix it up a little with this chickpea-free hummus by using yellow split peas. It looks like traditional hummus with a touch of a more earthy flavor from the yellow split peas. Split peas are a bit starchier than chickpeas and this hummus ends up a little thicker than a veggie spread.

Makes 2 cups


Food processor


3/4 cup Yellow Split Peas
1 Garlic Clove
3T Tahini
4T Lemon Juice
2 1/2 cup Water
2t Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3/4t Sea Salt


Drain and rinse your split peas.

Bring water to a boil.


Reduce heat on your boiling water to MED-LO and add split peas.

Simmer uncovered for about 35 minutes, until peas are tender and all the water is absorbed.

Fine mince garlic in your food processor.

Add remaining ingredients to your food processor and let it run for about 2 minutes, until smooth; scraping down side of bowl as needed.

Adjust flavors to your liking with tahini, lemon juice, and salt.


Place in serving dish and refrigerate for about 2 hours to let the flavors develop.


If your hummus is too firm, return it to your food processor and add olive oil to thin it out.


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