Fresh Pea Hummus

Looking for a fresh, new dip? Fresh pea hummus is a tangy, vibrant dip or spread made from peas, tahini, sour cream and mint.

Fresh Pea Hummus
Elise Bauer

My mother has always taken delight at the patches of mint that thrive along the edges of her house. "It keeps away the ants!" she insists.

I have no idea if this actually works, but having her advice firmly imprinted into the core of my being, I too cultivate patches of mint here and there.

Which means, that right about now, mid to late spring, we have lots of it. Good for tea, good for jelly, and awesome in an agua fresca with lime and cucumbers, mint also pairs perfectly with peas.

Elise Bauer

This is a simple dip with peas and mint, and some onion, sour cream, and tahini.

"Hummus" implies that you are using chickpeas, so we are taking liberties with the name, by using regular peas as the base legume, instead of chickpeas.

It's fresh and spring-y with the peas and mint. Serve it with pita chips or toasted rounds of sliced baguette.

Fresh Pea Hummus

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4 to 6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion

  • 1 cup shelled peas, fresh or frozen

  • 3/4 cup water

  • 2 tablespoons tahini

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint (spearmint)

  • 2 tablespoons sour cream

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • Kosher salt to taste

Special Equipment

  • Food processor


  1. Sauté the onions:

    Heat the olive oil in a small pot over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and sauté until soft and translucent, but not browned, about 4 to 5 minutes.

  2. Add the peas and water, boil:

    Add the peas and the water, cover and bring to a boil. Let this cook 5 minutes, then drain the peas and onions.

  3. Purée in the food processor:

    Put the peas and onions into the bowl of a food processor and add all the remaining ingredients. Pulse until you have a rough purée. Serve chilled.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
90 Calories
6g Fat
8g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 59mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 5mg 26%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 142mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.