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A Marvelous And Crowd Pleasing Smoky Black Eyed Pea Hummus Dip

Jenny from Not Entirely Average
A Marvelous And Crowd Pleasing Smoky Black Eyed Pea Hummus Dip is a healthy tailgate snack for your next game day celebration!
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Servings: 8 servings
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine African, American, Middle Eastern
Servings 8 servings
Calories 161 kcal


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    Ingredients for A Marvelous And Crowd Pleasing Smoky Black-Eyed Pea Hummus Dip

    • 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
    • 1/4 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


    The Method

    • 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: 1servingCalories: 161kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 293mgPotassium: 44mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 153IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg
    Keyword bean, black-eyed pea, dip, game day snack, hummus, legume, spread, tailgate
    Tried this recipe?Let me know how it was!