Friday, April 23, 2010

An Improvised Lunch: Sweet Pea Hummus

Today's lunch, like most days, is a simple affair. We have an eclectic mix of ingredients which meant a fair amount if improvising. Hummus (or something akin to hummus) is perfect for the mix kicking our in the fridge so we ended up with a sweet pea hummus that was flavourful, a little unexpected and a perfect dip for roasted garlic spaghetti squash fritters. Extra carrot sticks and broccoli florets rounded out a lunch my little people will always eat. When in doubt, give kids dip worthy foods. They'll love you for it.

Sweet Pea Hummus

one can of chickpeas
1/4 cup peas
one tablespoon dijon mustard
2 tsp. liquid honey
one tablespoon white miso paste (it could be less, honestly I just eyeball my ingredients!)
white pepper

olive oil
apple cider vinegar
soy milk

1. Mix all ingredients together. As always, the spices are listed as to your taste. After you add the liquids (pretty well in equal parts to be able to blend/bind) throw in a dash of sugar to cut the acidity of the apple cider vinegar. Blend until smooth.

I like to make my hummus before cutting up the veggies so that the flavours of the hummus can bloom and mix.

I have to tweak the fritter recipe a little but as soon as it is up to par, I'm sure it will make an appearance!


  1. Wow, your hummus and lunch looks beautiful. What a wonderful idea to add the peas. I love hummus, eat it almost day, and I'm excited to try this recipe. Your blog is great, and I look forward to reading more of your posts!

  2. Thank you so much, Monet! I blanched the peas to make their colour pop. I love hummus, too. We eat it a few times a week for sure. I'm so happy you are enjoying the blog!

  3. yummm....being a recent convert to Hummus, I have been experimenting with other types...this sounds very good....
    thanks for sharing!

  4. Chef: It is my pleasure! Hummus is the perfect palate for a lot of flavour combinations. My husband made is happy growly noise and disappeared with the bowl and some carrot sticks when he first got home .. I think it was a success!

  5. I am always on the prowl for an innovative take on hummous. Good interpretation, what with peas and miso - very clever! I am glad I have found your blog, and thank you for stopping by mine, too.

  6. islandeat: Thanks! I love your blog, you have innovative takes on a lot of classic recipes.

  7. This recipe looks great. I really do need to take the plunge and start making hummus from scratch. Not sure why I don't.

  8. This looks really delicious! I never would have thought of making it with peas, but I'd like to try. Yum!