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A Marvelous And Crowd Pleasing Smoky Black Eyed Pea Hummus Dip

Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 161kcal
Cost: $0.33 per serving


  • 4 large cloves garlic
  • 2 16 ounce cans black eye peas drained and rinsed
  • 8 tablespoons olive oil divided; I am using Thea Greek olive oil exclusively
  • 3 to 5 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice fresh
  • lemon zest from 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika additional to taste and garnish
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper additional to taste
  • pita chips, toasted baguette rounds, or crudités for serving


  • drizzle of a strong flavored olive oil such as basil or truffle


  • Roughly chop the garlic cloves. To a small bowl, add 2tablespoons of the olive oil and 1 teaspoon of the chopped garlic. Set aside.
  • Reserve ¼ cup of the drained and rinsed black eyed peas andset aside.
  • To a food processor, add the remaining black-eyes peas (see**notes if cooking peas from a dried state), the remaining 6 tablespoons ofolive oil, tahini, fresh lemon juice, smoked paprika, kosher salt, and thecayenne pepper. Process until very smooth.
  • Spoon into a pretty serving bowl. Use the back side of ateaspoon to create a swirly well on the surface of the hummus. Drizzle with thereserved garlic-infused olive oil and dust with additional smoked paprika. Scatterreserved peas and the zest of 1 lemon atop.
  • Serve with pita chips, lightly toasted baguette rounds, orcrudites.


If cooking peas from a dried state, follow this method:
16 ounce bag dried black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
4 cups ham stock (chicken stock may be substituted)
2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon each Kosher salt, garlic powder, and black pepper
Place all ingredients except salt into a slow cooker. Cook on LOW for 5 to 6 hours, or on HIGH for 3 to 3 1/2 hours. Taste for doneness. Beans should not be tough to chew. Taste and salt as necessary. Drain and allow to cool before proceeding with the recipe above.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 293mg | Potassium: 44mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 153IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg