For 4 Person(s)

Split Pea Hummus

  • 1 cup split peas, green or yellow (cooked until soft but not mushy)
  • garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil or grape seed oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juiced
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp toasted cumin
  • pinch of cayenne


Sort and wash peas. 

Bring garlic cloves, 3 cups water and 1/2 tsp salt to a boil in medium saucepan. Add peas; return to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes. 

In a food processor add cooked peas, oil, fresh minced garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, cayenne and toasted cumin. 

Pulse until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides as needed. 

Serve immediately at room temperature or chill for later use.

Recipe notes

Serve as a dip and garnish with cucumbers, carrots, red bell peppers, cauliflower, and toasted pita chips.

Makes a great mayonnaise replacement as a spread on sandwiches

Use as a base for a lettuce wrap with avocado, fresh scallion, crushed peanuts, sprig of cilantro and squeeze of fresh lime.