There are very very few things that I absolutely cannot say No to… next to massage, hummus is one of them! It has been on my plate for quite some years now and I just can’t get tired of it!
And for the hot August evenings… something light, filling and super fresh! This super easy green pea hummus with mint was my dinner on couple of occasions in the last weeks. And every time – happy belly! 🙂
Next to being insanely delicious, hummus can definitely add a lot to your health! Vegans and vegetarians are well-aware of its high amount of plant protein coming from the chickpeas and from tahini. Both of them score somewhere between 17- 20 g per 100 g, which is really not bad! Another common concern for vegans, vegetarians and women is iron. So, you want some hummus? Chickpeas and tahini both contribute very well to one’s needs of iron. Calcium? Tahini has got plenty!
On top of this, hummus is a great source of poly- and monounsaturated fat… the good ones! And did I mention that green peas are full of Vitamin C? I didn’t know that myself, so good think that I didn’t go for the pre-cooked ones (hint: Vit. C and high temperature are not best friends ;).
… goodness packed with nutrients!…
- 250 g chickpeas (I mostly use canned ones as I have noticed that they are really easy on my belly)
- 40-50 ml water (I always use the liquid from the chickpeas can)
- 100 g frozen green peas
- 60 g whole tahini (you can really be flexible here and adjust the amount depending on your taste)
- 30 ml olive oil
- 1 lemon or approx. 10 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 garlic cloves
- black pepper
- 2-3 mint leaves
- Let the green peas unfreeze. Put all of the ingredients in a blender and mix. As I don't have a blender, I use a hand-held one and it works perfectly fine for me!
- Combine this goodness with some pita bread or pumpernickel and enjoy!