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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 in a blue dish topped with whole peas and parsley

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 in a blue dish topped with whole peas and parsley

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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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