Green Pea Hummus Dip

Green Pea Hummus Dip

1 hour

Serves 6

Quick Budget Low cals

Nutritional information

PER SERVING: 135 kcal, 6.3g protein, 8g carbohydrate, 2.3g sugars, 9g fat, 1.3g saturates, 4.9g fibre, 0.1g salt

Ingredients

500g frozen peas

3 cloves garlic, crushed

3 tbsp light tahini paste

Juice of 1 large lemon (add more if preferred)

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tbsp olive oil

Chilli powder

Sea salt and black pepper

Method

Add the peas to a pan of boiling water and simmer for 3 minutes. Drain the peas and put in a food processor along with all the other ingredients; mix well until a paste is formed. Season with sea salt and black pepper according to taste. 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 chili powder. Serve with Crudites or toasted pitta bread.

Tips: Use the hummus as part of a main meal served with grilled fish or chicken and salad.

Serves 6

Tips

The less water you use when cooking peas, the less vitamin C is lost. Steaming helps to conserve this vitamin.

When boiling frozen peas, add enough water to cover, bring to the boil and then cover and simmer for 3 minutes. To microwave 227 grams (8oz) of frozen peas add 15ml (1 tablespoon) of water, place in a non metallic container and cover. Cook on full power for 4 minutes (750W) or 4 1/2 minutes (650W)