Green Pea Hummus

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Get ready to fall in love with this creamy and fresh green pea hummus! It’s full of plant-based protein and makes the perfect easy snack, dip, or spread.

It’s also vegan, gluten-free, and ready in 10 minutes.

Top view of a bowl full of creamy and fluffy green pea hummus.

Today is officially the beginning of summer, and it feels like a dream after an endless British winter. I thought I’d celebrate the occasion with a delicious and gorgeous pea hummus recipe.

I love it because it’s very easy to whip up, has a wonderful Middle Eastern flavor, and is super versatile. I promise even hummus haters, including kids, will go back for seconds of this dip!

The main ingredient of this hummus is obviously… PEAS. Once blended, these budget-friendly, healthy legumes turn soft and deliciously creamy.

Apart from the peas, the recipe uses the usual ingredients for hummus: tahini paste, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, and fresh lemon juice, plus seasoning, of course.

Lastly, to jazz it up, I add mint leaves for freshness and some Zaatar for hearty, citrusy notes. This fragrant Middle Eastern spice blend adds another dimension to this vegan dip, making it more flavorful.

You’ll love dipping crispy crackers into this creamy green pea hummus. It also makes a delicious, heathy vegan appetizer that is absolutely gorgeous when served with colorful veggies and sure to please a crowd.

List of the ingredients

  • Peas
  • Fresh mint
  • Tahini paste
  • Lemon
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Zaatar
  • Salt & pepper
Top view of the ingredients to make green pea hummus.

How to make green pea hummus

(Note: this is a quick description; the full recipe is at the bottom of the page)

  • Place all the ingredients into a food processor or in a blender. I recommend using a high-speed blender like a Vitamix for the best texture.
  • Puree until creamy and fluffy.
  • Taste and make sure you’re happy with the final flavor; you might want to add extra salt or lemon juice.
  • Enjoy these golden crostini, crispy breadsticks, pita bread, and fresh veggies, or serve them as a party appetizer.
Top view of a blender full of the ingredients to make green pea hummus.

Recipe notes

Green pea hummus recipes

Peas: Frozen peas are perfect for this recipe; they’re nutritious, convenient, and available year-round. I’m not a big fan of canned peas, so I wouldn’t recommend them as a substitution. Their color is quite dull, and so is their flavor. You’ll want freshness and bright colors in this dip recipe.

Garlic: It’s the key in every hummus recipe. Don’t skip the garlic!

Tahini: This paste made from sesame seeds is another essential ingredient that gives hummus richness and the perfect texture.

Lemon juice and zest: It adds the perfect flavor balance, fresh and bright.

Extra virgin olive oil: It’s the best for flavor and nutrition. I don’t recommend using any other oil for this green pea hummus.

Mint leaves: Their fresh, aromatic notes pair beautifully with peas. I’ve already used this classic combination in my pea soup and crostini. I love it.

Zaatar: It’s a Middle Easter blend of savory dried herbs, cumin, coriander, sesame seeds, and sumac. It’s largely available, and its herbal earthiness and citrus notes make this hummus anything but boring. But it might not be a pantry staple for many, so feel free to skip if you want to whip up this quick pea hummus and you don’t have zaatar on hand.

Salt and pepper: As usual, check the seasoning. If necessary, add a bit more salt or lemon juice.

Note: Frozen peas are blanched during the freezing process, but they’re not fully cooked. I recommend cooking them to enhance their flavor and to ensure they’re safe to eat.

Close-up of a piece of pita bread scooping up some creamy green pea hummus.

Leftovers & storage tips

It keeps well and bright in an airtight container for 3 days. It’s not freezer-friendly. If you make this dip ahead, give it a swift stir and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil before serving, along with a sprinkle of Zaatar.

serving suggestions

  • It’s an excellent dip for veggies, pita bread, and crostini, and it looks great on a platter, along with other colorful appetizers.
  • It’s delicious in savory sandwiches, wraps, or spread on avocado on toast.
  • Make crostini with a sprinkle of feta for a delightful appetizer.
  • Add it to your favorite grain bowls for extra flavor and protein.
Close-up of some creamy green pea hummus over a white background.

More dip and hummus recipes you’ll love

Get all of my delicious dip sauce recipes here!

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Green Pea Hummus

Get ready to fall in love with this creamy, fresh, and vibrant green pea hummus! It's full of plant-based protein and makes the perfect easy snack, dip, or spread.
The recipe yields 2 cups of hummus.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Middle Eastern, vegan
Keyword: Green pea hummus
Servings: 6
Calories: 147kcal
Author: Katia


  • 2 cups (300 grams) Frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoon (40 grams) tahini paste
  • 4 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ tablespoon lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoon Zaatar, plus more to sprinkle
  • 15 large mint leaves
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • black pepper, to taste


  • Cook the peas according to their package directions. They take 2-3 minutes in boiling water and approximately 3 minutes in a microwave. Cook them just until tender but still bright green (don't overcook), then rinse them in cold, runny water. Reserve 1 tablespoon of peas for garnishing if you wish.
  • Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender or food processor. Pulse or blend until completely smooth. If anything gets stuck or the hummus appears too thick, simply add 1 tablespoon of olive oil or water.
  • Taste, make sure you're happy with the seasoning. You might want to adjust the final flavor with a bit more salt or lemon juice. Blend again until well combined.
  • Transfer the green pea hummus to a small serving bowl, garnish with the reserved peas and a sprinkle of zaatar, and serve with crunchy veggies, crispy crackers, or pita bread. You can also store it in the fridge, ready for your next sandwiches and wraps. Enjoy!


Nutrition facts: The nutrition values are  for one portion and are based on an online nutrition calculator.  It’s an estimate only and it should not be considered as a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice. Please see my disclosure policies. 


Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 180mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 504IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2mg

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