Black Eyed Pea Hummus

Black Eyed Pea Hummus, a rich and earthy homemade hummus dip recipe made with black eyed peas, tahini, garlic, and lemon juice. Make dip from black eyed peas!

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Love black eyed peas? Love hummus? Make a black eyed peas hummus! This simple recipe comes together in less than 10 minutes and will save you money on buying pre-made hummus each and every week.

👉 Ready to learn how to make black eyed peas hummus? Let’s do it!


🍋 Ingredients

  • Black eyed peas: 1 can of black eyed peas or about 1.5 cups cooked
  • Garlic: 2 garlic cloves, which can be roasted with the beets for a nice flavor boost
  • Tahini: A core ingredient in hummus, tahini is made from ground sesame seeds
  • Lemon juice: A tang of acidic lemon juice is standard in most hummus recipes
  • Seasonings: A pinch of salt and pepper, to taste
  • Dipping ingredients: carrot sticks, celery sticks, cherry tomatoes, endive, pretzels, pita bread…get creative!
  • Recommended tools: food processor
bowls with black eyed peas, tahini, oil, garlic, lemon, salt, and pepper for hummus
Ingredients: black eyed peas, tahini, garlic, oil, lemon, salt, pepper

🥣 How to make (step-by-step photos)

1️⃣ Step One: Blend hummus ingredients

Add drained black eyed peas, garlic cloves, tahini, lemon juice, and a generous pinch of salt and pepper to a food processor.

black eyed peas, tahini, salt, oil, pepper, and garlic in a food processor before blending for hummus
Add ingredients to food processor

Blend on high speed until smooth, about 1-2 minutes, stopping periodically to push down any ingredients that are on the sides of the food processing container.

blended black eyed peas in a food processor after blending

3️⃣ Step Three: Serve and store

To serve the hummus, place blended hummus in a small bowl and serve with dipping ingredients like carrots, celery, pita, or pretzels. Enjoy!

hummus made with black eyed peas in a bowl with a plate of vegetables and pita bread for dipping

❓ Recipe questions + quick tips

Can you make black eyed peas hummus without tahini?

Yes! Though classic hummus uses tahini, or sesame seed butter, in addition to chickpeas, you can make hummus by omitting the tahini if you’re looking for a sesame-free option. This black eyed peas hummus is still delicious without tahini.

Do you have to use black eyed peas in a can for hummus?

No, you do not have to use black eyed peas from a can for hummus. You can instead soak dried black eyed peas and cook them until soft before making hummus, though it will take longer. Try cooking black eyed peas in the Instant Pot to cook them faster.


💡 Ideas for servings

  • As a dip. Use this hummus as a dip for fresh vegetables, breads, crackers, or pretzels.
  • As a spread. Use this black eyed peas hummus as a spread on sandwiches or pita pockets.
  • In a smoothie. Make a savory smoothie with black eyed peas hummus as its base (great with greens!).
  • In a dressing or sauce. Add oil and vinegar to this hummus to make a salad dressing or a sauce.
a bowl of black eyed pea hummus on a plate with cherry tomatoes, carrot sticks, and pita bread

🧊 How to store

  1. Refrigerator storage: To store in the refrigerator, simply place in an airtight container and store in for up to 4 days.
  2. Freezer storage: To freeze, store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months. To thaw, simply remove it to the refrigerator for 24 hours before serving.
  3. To thaw after freezing: You may need to stir in extra olive oil for a creamier consistency after freezing.

♻️ Sustainable kitchen tips

Take advantage of black eyed peas season. Fresh beets are typically in season during the the summer months, but because they are dried they are made year round. Black eyed peas are often eaten around the new year for good luck, so this is a great recipe for your new year party!

Use dried black eyed peas. Instead of buying black eyed peas in the can, buy dried chickpeas and soak and cook them before using to reduce packaging waste.

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👉 More hummus and dip recipes

Want more dip recipes? Try this Kidney Bean Hummus, Golden Beet Hummus Dip, and Carrot Hummus Dip.

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Black Eyed Pea Hummus

Kristina Todini, RDN
Black Eyed Pea Hummus, a rich and earthy homemade hummus dip recipe made with black eyed peas, tahini, garlic, and lemon juice. Make dip from black eyed peas!
5 stars (3 ratings)
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizers + Platters
Cuisine Gluten Free, Mediterranean-Inspired, Vegan
Servings 8 servings
Calories 166 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 food processor

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ cups black eyed peas canned or cooked from dry
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 teaspoons tahini
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Optional for dipping: carrot sticks, celery sticks, cherry tomatoes, pretzels, pita bread, etc.

Instructions
 

  • Blend hummus: Add 1 ½ cups black eyed peas, 2 cloves garlic, 2 teaspoons tahini, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, a generous 1 pinch salt and pepper, and ½ cup olive oil to a food processor. Blend on high speed until smooth, about 1-2 minutes, stopping periodically to push down any ingredients that are on the sides of the food processing container.
  • Serve and store: To serve immediately, place blended hummus in a small bowl and serve with dipping ingredients like carrots, celery, pita, or pretzels. To store, simply place in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Notes

Make ahead tips: This hummus recipe is great for meal prep! Make a big batch at the beginning of the week and enjoy as a snack or spread.
Leftovers and storage: To store in the refrigerator, simply place in an airtight container and store in for up to 4 days. To freeze, store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months. To thaw, simply remove it to the refrigerator for 24 hours before serving. You may need to stir in extra olive oil for a creamier consistency after freezing.
Nutrition notes: Nutrition information was calculated for hummus ingredients only, not for additional dipping ingredients like carrots or pretzels. This recipe is vegan and uses gluten free ingredients. This recipe contains tahini, which is made from sesame, which is a major allergen.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 166kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 3gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gSodium: 5mgPotassium: 100mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 6IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 1mg
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