Monday, May 14, 2012

Secret Recipe Club -Green Pea Hummus

Its time for  Secret Recipe Club again - I love being part of this fun club!  My favorite part of the SRC is assignment day - I love when I get that e-mail in my inbox with the link to the blog that I get to choose my recipe from.  I also love that all of my  assignments have all come from blogs I have never been to before, it's really a great opportunity to find some fabulous bloggers out there and some delicious recipes. If  you are not familiar with exactly how this club works, you can stop by the website and learn all about it - maybe even join in! Basically you are (secretly) assigned a blog to checkout, browse through their recipes, choose one to make and blog about it. It's a lot of fun! 

This month my assignment was BetsyLife.  What a fabulous blog chock full of so many recipes that I couldn't wait to try!  I decided to make Betsy's Pea Hummus because my family loves hummus and I thought this would be a nice change.  I was excited to try it myself and curious about the flavors.  It was so good and will definitely stay in my rotation. I love the way flavors came together. And I loved the opportunity to use some of my fresh herbs from the garden now that they are coming in. I have bookmarked a few recipes form this blog and can not wait to give the Caprese Muffins a try next.  Be sure to stop by BetsyLife and check out her great blog!

recipe from BetsyLife
What you need:
2 cups shelled fresh peas (I used frozen)
3/4 teaspoon cumin seeds,(I used ground cumin)
1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1 to 2 garlic cloves
1/4 cup well-stirred tahini
1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

What you do:

Cook peas in a saucepan of boiling salted water until just tender, 6 to 10 minutes. Drain and cool.
If using cumin seeds, grind them. Transfer to a food processor. Add cilantro and garlic and finely chop.
Add the cooled  peas, tahini, lemon juice, salt, and pepper and and puree ingredients until smooth.

Serve with your favorite dippers.

Secret Recipe Club


  1. This is really different and what a brilliant green color. Love the herbs too. Visiting from Gluten Free A-Z Blog

  2. such a pretty pretty green :) Great choice for SRC :) Visiting you from SRC! :) <3

  3. so glad you loved the hummus! There are fresh peas everywhere right now so I've been making this a lot! be sure to check out May is avocado and asparagus month! We'd love if you'd link up any recipes you may have!

  4. Oh I sooooo need to try this! I am a lover of both hummus and peas, so this is perfecto.

  5. What a great color! I never would have thought of doing hummus with peas. Lovely.

  6. What a lovely use of green peas. I think we'll enjoy this!

  7. I have pinned made my mouth water. I love the summery taste of peas. I also love the idea of the secret recipe concept, but think I might need to start blogging about my cooking first. Thank you for testing this out and can't wait to try it myself.

    If you have time, I would love it if you could share them at my festival of the outdoors link up.

    Rosie xx

  8. Wow. I love peas, hummus, and cilantro. This recipe looks to be a winner!

  9. I've seen hummus made with many different things, but never peas. I think fresh peas would give it a sweet flavour. Neat.

  10. Danielle, this is a great recipe, it looks delicious.
    Cooking with you in the SRC-B
    Miz Helen

  11. I adore hummus and this recipe looks amazing.

  12. I love hummus and this will be a great way to get some peas into my hubby. Thanks for sharing!

  13. nice idea.. thanks for posting.

  14. G'day! What a great idea for hummus! YUM!
    View as party of this week's Foodie Friends Friends St Patrick's Day GREEN Recipes Party!
    Cheers! Joanne


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