The Plant-Powered Diet, as well as a pretty green-hued Edamame Hummus in my new book
Green Pea Hummus
1 – 15 oz can chickpeas, drained (reserve juice)
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp tahini
1 ½ tsp extra virgin olive oil
½ tsp red pepper flakes
1 1/3 cups frozen peas, thawed, drain
1. Place drained chickpeas, garlic cloves, lemon juice, tahini, olive oil, red pepper flakes and peas in the container of a blender.
2. Add about half of the reserved chickpea juice. Process mixture until smooth, scraping down sides as needed. Add additional chickpea juice as needed to make a smooth, thick hummus.
3. Chill until serving time. Serve with whole wheat pita, fresh veggies, and sandwiches.
Makes 2 ½ cups
Nutrition Information per Serving: 78 calories, 4 g protein, 10 g carbohydrates, 3 g fat, <1 g saturated fat, 3 g fiber, 3 g sugar, 184 g sodium.
Images: Sharon Palmer, RDN