Green Pea Hummus

When I first started on my raw food journey, one of my all-time favorite go-to snacks was Zucchini Hummus (in our book page 267). I ate it so often that I eventually ODed on it to the point that I lost the taste for it.

Sad but true story.

The moral of the story though is that Zucchini Hummus was one of the key staples in my new health food routine that helped me transition away from my usual store-bought hummus snack, to a better healthier, fresher homemade alternative.

And while I don’t recommend overdoing any type of food (health food or not), I DO recommend finding your own favorite staples as you start your cleanse or your new healthy lifestyle.

This vibrant bright green hummus dip is ideal for spring, featuring sweet peas. It makes a great snack with veggie sticks or even a delicious spread on a collard green or nori veggie wrap – another one of my favorite springtime lunches.

Enjoy and be sure to leave me a comment below. Do you love hummus? What do you think of this green pea lemony twist? Can it become one of your favorite all-time healthy staples?

With sweet green pea love,


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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  • Kate Rickfelder

    You and Jo do such great work! I am grateful you on on the scene!

    Kate Rickfelder

    • Jules Peláez

      Thanks so much, Kate! Hope you enjoy the recipe. :) xo, Jules

  • LInda Eberle

    The sweet pea hummus sounds delicious…… will have to try it for the holiday week-end.

    • Jules Peláez

      Yes, exactly what I was thinking. Love you, Mom! xo, Jules

  • Sini

    This sounds amazing! Is there any way to replace the tahini with something nut-free? My kid is allergic to sesame seeds and nuts but I’d love to make this at home!

    • Jules Peláez

      Yes, you could replace it with garbanzo beans! Let me know how it comes out. xo, Jules

  • Sini

    This was absolutely delicious! I ended up replacing the tahini with pumpkin seed butter, and it worked perfectly. I also used a hand-held blender instead of a food processor and had no problems :) my toddler loved it too, and ate more cucumber than ever before when he got to dip it in the hummus.

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