Hummus You Can Holla' For

It is safe to say that hummus has become the most popular dip.  Hummus is a healthy, tasty option for sandwiches, snacks, and of course for the food table at parties.  With so many packaged brands of hummus it's not difficult to incorporate hummus into your diet.  And, hummus in one of the simplest things to whip up in the kitchen if you make it from scratch. However, it can be boring to eat the same old thing over and over again.  How about a new spin on the same old classic recipe?  This green pea-split pea hummus will have your mouth watering before it's even ready!

Green Pea Hummus:

Ingredients: 1/3 cup green peas (the type served with carrots) 1/3 cup split peas (the type used in pea soup) 1 clove of garlic, minced 1 1/2 cups water 1 tsp cumin 1/4 tsp sea salt 2 Tbsp olive oil 2 Tbsp tahini (sesame paste) 1/2 lime, juiced

garnish: fresh cilantro, chopped green pea hummus

Directions: 1.     Combine the split peas, garlic, cumin, and water in a small pot.  Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook for 25 minutes. 2.     Add the green peas into the pot, and cook for another 5 minutes. 3.     In a food processor combine all ingredients together, blend until smooth. 4.     Serve with fresh cilantro on top.

This green pea hummus goes marvelously well with pears and parsnips- two of the best foods that are in season during the fall.

Roasted Pears and Parsnips

Ingredients: 2 parsnips 2 ripe pears (any variety works) 2 teaspoons of coconut oil sea salt

Directions: 1.     Preheat oven to 375.  Melt the coconut oil in a baking dish for a minute. 2.     Slice the pears and parsnips into pieces. 3.     Toss the pears and parsnips together with coconut oil and sea salt. 4.     Bake for 20 minutes, or until soft.

pears and parsnips