Minty Pea Hummus

If you don’t have an immersion blender, you can puree the pea mixture in a standard blender or food processor.
Photography By Meredith Coe | May 28, 2014


Add oil to a pan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and sauté until translucent but not browned, about 5 minutes. Add the peas and 3⁄4 cup water. (Note: No water necessary if you’re using frozen peas.) Cover and bring to a boil. Cook about 3 minutes; drain off liquid.

Add tahini, mint, and goat cheese. Using an immersion blender, puree the mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Chill at least 30 minutes. Serve atop baguette rounds, with a garnish of goat cheese and a small mint leaf.


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 cups fresh shelled peas (or frozen, thawed)
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 tablespoons chopped mint, plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese, plus more for garnish
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Baguette rounds
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