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Pea hummus

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 4
Dietary Vegetarian
From The Big Allotment Challenge
This quick, easy pea hummus is lighter and fresher-tasting than the traditional chickpea version.


  1. Boil the peas in a pan of lightly salted water for 2-3 minutes, or until tender. Drain well, then rinse under cold running water.

  2. Roughly crush half the peas and blend the remaining into a smooth purée using a hand-held blender.

  3. Mix the crushed and pureed peas together in a bowl, then stir in the tahini, lime juice, cumin and salt, to taste. Stir in the coriander and spring onions.

  4. Serve with vegetable crisps or tortilla chips.


  • 200g/7oz fresh peas
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1-2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • pinch salt, or to taste
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander
  • 1-2 spring onions, trimmed, finely chopped
  • vegetable crisps or tortilla chips, to serve

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