Spring Pea Hummus


Nothing quite says “spring is here” like the color green. Beautiful green peas can be found in many spring dishes and should not be ignored as wonderful ingredients to liven up your hummus. This hummus makes a lovely colorful addition to any charcuterie board.

1 can chickpeas, with brine
1 cup fresh or frozen (and defrosted) green peas
1 clove garlic
1 tbsp tahini
½ tsp cumin
1 tbsp fresh cilantro
1 tbsp fresh parsley
1 tbsp lemon juice
½ tsp salt, or to taste
Black pepper, a few grinds

Blend chickpeas with brine, peas, and garlic together in high-speed blender or food processor until well combined. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. and serve with various chips and vegetable crudité.

Kristen is the mother of two children who are 15 years apart, so saying she is “always on her toes” is an understatement. She is a vegan, a foodie, and a gym rat. Married to her true soul mate, Kristen enjoys travel with her husband and family, as well as more cerebral hobbies like reading and writing poetry and researching nutrition and health. Mrs. Flowers works as an executive assistant from home, but also freelances as a recipe creator and recipe video producer, as well as a content writer. She recently rekindled her love of writing by reentering the blogging world with her blog, Vegan Flowers Forever. As if that isn’t enough, Kristen is the creator and host of an annual charity fundraising event called Vegan Prom Central Florida which is an adult only prom that raises money for local charities. You can find Kristen on Instagram @veganflowersforever, Twitter @VeganFlowers4ev, and on her blog Vegan Flowers Forever (link to www.veganflowersforever.weebly.com  – this page will be live in a few days).