The People's Friend
Green Pea Hummus Dip
Course: Starter or side dish Skill level: easy Serves: 6
■ 500 g (1 lb 2 oz) frozen peas
■ 3 cloves garlic, crushed ■ 3 tbs light tahini paste ■ Juice of 1 large lemon (add more if preferred) ■ 1 tsp ground cumin ■ 1 tbs olive oil ■ Chilli powder
■ Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste To Serve: crudités or toasted pitta bread.
1 Add the peas to a pan of boiling water and simmer for 3 minutes.
2 Drain the peas and put in a food processor along with all the other ingredients. Mix well until a paste is formed. Season to taste.
3 Serve the green pea hummus in a dipping bowl. Form a small hole in the centre of the mixture and add a tablespoon of olive oil and lightly dust with chilli powder.
4 Serve with crudités or toasted pitta bread.