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Zingy and Spicy Split Pea Hummus

September 9, 2013

Spicy HummusHere’s an idea to use up those split peas instead of just another batch of Split Pea Soup!

This is an easy recipe you can make ahead and enjoy it for a week! I’ve made this without a food processor before and the taste was still good, it was just a little chunkier – as expected.


  • 1/8 t. tumeric
  • 1/2 t. crushed red peppers
  • 3/4 t. cumin
  • 2 t. garlic (or 2 fresh cloves)
  • 1/8 c. lemon
  • 1/2 c. olive oil
  • 1 cup dried split peas

Rinse the split peas, then fill sauce pot with water – just over the peas – and boil until soft.

Combine all ingredients in a food processor (or blender) or blend until desired consistency. You can easily mash the peas if you don’t have a food processor.  Salt to taste.  Sprinkle crushed red peppers for a little decoration.  I wouldn’t use too much more lemon. I used 1/4 cup and luckily I had more split peas to add in.

Split Pea Hummus

Split Pea Hummus


Split Pea Hummus

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Ani permalink
    September 9, 2013 9:49 PM

    I made something similar, but I used frozen green peas! It was so tasty and fresh and I bet yours would be great as well –

    • accidentalcook1 permalink
      September 10, 2013 5:26 AM

      Nice! Your recipe sounds great! I didn’t have tahini, wish I did. Your color is much more green too, maybe that’s what splitting them does. 🙂

  2. September 9, 2013 8:55 PM

    Yum! This looks delicious!

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