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Bacon and Black Eyed Pea Hummus

Hummus gets a Southern spin in this black eyed pea hummus seasoned with crispy bacon and cumin. Perfect for dipping pita, chips, or vegetables

Black Eyed Pea Hummus

Saturdays used to be the day I brought out all the stops when it came to food. It was the day I reserved for trying out a new recipe, experimenting with a new ingredient, or preparing a tried and true favorite that maybe took a little more time to prepare, so it was saved for a special occasion.

Now that I have two wild little boys running around my house, I usually don’t have much energy left for cooking.  Since the start of football season, we’ve been “tailgating” at home. About mid-to-late afternoon on Saturday, I prepare a few appetizers or finger foods. I spread it out on the kitchen table and everyone can graze. Everyone gets fed and I’m off the hook for dinner.

Black Eyed Pea hummus is a fun Southern twist on traditional hummus. It’s actually a pretty popular appetizer around here. Several local restaurants have a version of it on their menus. I chose to saute my peas in a bit of bacon grease, then add a dash of cumin to give it a smoky flavor. Once your prep work is done, this hummus is relatively easy to assemble — just toss everything in the blender and give it a spin. It’s perfect on pita bread, chips and veggies.

Want another Southern spin on this popular dip? Try Butterbean Hummus.

Black Eyed Pea Hummus

 

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Bacon and Black Eyed Pea Hummus

Hummus gets a Southern spin in this black eyed pea hummus seasoned with crispy bacon and cumin. Perfect for dipping pita, chips, or vegetables
Servings 4 -6
Author Lisa B.

Ingredients

  • 3 strips of bacon cooked and chopped
  • 2 cans 15 oz. each black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 small garlic clove minced
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish
  • Pita bread sliced into wedges

Instructions

  • Combine bacon, black-eyed peas, garlic, water, lemon juice, tahini, and cumin in a blender or food processor. Process until mixture reaches a smooth consistency.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer hummus to a small serving bowl. Drizzle olive oil over the top. Sprinkle with paprika and garnish with fresh cilantro
  • Serve with pita wedges or fresh crudité.

 

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