One of the primary pillars of successful cleansing is having several cleanse-friendly snacks readily available. In fact, this is simply a great strategy for healthy eating in general — because even the best of us make less-than-ideal choices when we’re hungry.
That’s why we have several healthy snacks up on our blog, both cleanse-friendly and 80:20 approved. This Green Pea Hummus is a classic cleanse-friendly dip that’s great for folks who can’t have beans (or are taking a break from them). It’s one of our go-tos when we need a bean-free variation on the traditional chickpea hummus.
Beans can wreak havoc on many peoples’ digestion — particularly if you’re struggling with IBS or SIBO. It’s hard to find snacks that work for your body when your diet is limited. Having a satisfying bean-free dip recipe like this one on hand is such a game-changer!
If you’ve been part of the Conscious Cleanse community for a while, you may have noticed that this isn’t the only non-traditional hummus recipe lurking on our site. Our popular Beet Hummus (also bean-free!) and Cauliflower “Buffalo” Hummus are also great recipes to keep in your arsenal.
Because let’s face it: you can’t skip the dips when you want a selection of delicious and nutritious snacks to keep on hand. We’re big supporters of dips and love making nutritious recipes that serve as a healthier stand-in for the typical store-bought version.
This vibrant bright Green Pea Hummus dip features sweet peas, making it an ideal snack for spring. It’s so satisfying paired with veggie sticks, our Rosemary Seed Crackers, or even as a delicious spread on a collard green or nori veggie wrap.
Green peas are a great source of protein and fiber, so you won’t miss out when you swap these in for your traditional chickpea. They’re also rich in antioxidants and minerals, so we highly recommend you enjoy them to the fullest while they’re in season (or frozen when they’re not!).
Enjoy and let us know what you think in the comments below!
With sweet green pea love,
The Conscious Cleanse Team
Green Pea Hummus
Yield: 1½ cups
- 2 cups frozen green peas
- ½ cup water
- ¼ cup tahini
- ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- ½ cup cilantro
- 2 cloves garlic
- ½ tsp. sea salt, or more to taste
In a small pot, bring water to a boil. Add green peas and simmer until tender, about 2 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water.
In a food processor fitted with the S-blade, pulse together cooked peas, tahini, lemon juice, cilantro, garlic and salt until smooth. Serve with veggie sticks. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
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