Green Pea Hummus is a delicious take on a classic hummus recipe that is made with green peas and herbs for a fresh and vibrant dip! This recipe is naturally gluten-free and vegan.

Green pea hummus in a ceramic bowl

Hummus made with green peas

If you’re a fan of hummus, then you’re going to love this fun Spring variation on a traditional hummus recipe! This recipe is made with the addition of green peas, which give the hummus a slightly sweet and earthy taste and a beautiful light green colour.

This pea hummus is perfect to serve up the next time you have guests over for a summer barbeque or dinner, or to just keep in the fridge for a healthy and easy snack.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Fresh and vibrant. Tired of plain hummus? This green pea hummus recipe is a fun and exciting twist on the classic recipe that is perfect for Spring and Summer.
  • Ready in 20 minutes. Hummus is actually pretty quick and easy to make at home. This entire recipe takes just 20 minutes to make.
  • Better than store-bought. Store-bought hummus tends to be made with ingredients like canola oil and preservatives. Once you taste this homemade variation made with fresh ingredients you’ll never want to go back to store-bought!

Green pea hummus ingredients

  • Chickpeas: you can use canned chickpeas or dried chickpeas for this recipe. If using dried chickpeas, you’ll need to cook them beforehand using package directions.
  • Green peas: fresh or frozen green peas both work. If it’s the right season, this hummus is delicious with fresh peas!
  • Cilantro: this adds a nice herby fresh flavour. If you don’t like cilantro you can leave this out, or try adding 2 tablespoons of chopped mint leaves instead.
  • Garlic: use fresh garlic.
  • Tahini: this is a key ingredient used in hummus that will make the hummus thick and creamy.
  • Olive oil: this helps add richness to the hummus.
  • Lemon juice: for some acidity. Use fresh lemon juice
  • Salt: to season.
  • Water: This is the “secret ingredient” that will make the hummus super creamy. Using very cold water slowly poured into the hummus helps give it a smooth texture.

How to make pea hummus

Step 1

Add the chickpeas, green peas, cilantro, garlic, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice and salt to a food processor or blender.

peas, chickpeas, tahini, cilantro and garlic in a food processor

Step 2

Blend the hummus for about one minute, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed to make sure all the ingredients are incorporated.

green pea hummus in a food processor

Step 3

While the food processor is running, slowly add the cold water. This will hep the hummus whip up to be creamy and smooth.

green pea hummus on a spoon

What to serve with this recipe

Hummus is a delicious dip that can be served in many different ways. While it’s traditionally used as a dip, it’s also delicious as a spread or sauce. Here are some different ways you can serve up this green pea hummus.

  • With crudite
  • With pita or pita chips
  • As a spread in a sandwich or a wrap
  • As a topping on a falafel bowl

How to store hummus

Store this pea hummus in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Expert tips for making hummus

  • Remove the chickpea skins. This is an extra step that is a bit tedious but 100% worth it. Removing the skins from the chickpeas will result in a smooth creamy hummus.
  • Use fresh peas if they’re in season. During the summer months, you can often find fresh peas at the grocery store and market. Use them if possible because they are delicious!
  • Add any herbs or seasoning you love. Feel free to experiment and add any herbs, spices or seasoning you love to this recipe!

Green pea hummus FAQ

Can I make this hummus without tahini?

Yes, however, you’ll end up with a dip that isn’t as smooth and creamy. If omitting the tahini from this recipe, I recommend adding another 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil.

Can I make pea hummus without chickpeas?

Yes, if you prefer you can make this dip with just peas. If using just peas, add an additional 2 cups of peas to the recipe. (keep in mind that using only peas will change the final taste and texture of the hummus.)

Can I freeze hummus?

Yes! To freeze the hummus place it in a freezer-safe container and freeze for up to 2 months. Defrost by letting the hummus thaw on the countertop.

a bowl of green pea hummus topped with cilantro and peas

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Green pea hummus in a ceramic bowl

Green Pea Hummus

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  • Author: Jessica Hoffman
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Green pea hummus is a delicious take on hummus for spring and summer!


Units Scale
  • 15 oz can of chickpeas
  • 1 cup green peas (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/31/2 cup very cold water


  1.  Drain and rinse the can of chickpeas and remove the skins by rolling the chickpeas in a clean kitchen towel. The skins should come off naturally. You can alternatively remove the skins by gently squeezing each chickpea. Discard skins.
  2. Cook the peas in a pot of boiling water for 3-4 minutes then drain.
  3. Add the chickpeas, peas, cilantro, garlic, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice and salt to a food processor and blend for 1 minute, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  4. With the food processor running, slowly pour the water through the spout on the top of the food processor and blend for another 1-2 minutes until smooth and creamy. 


  • Serving Size: 1/12th of recipe
  • Calories: 100
  • Fat: 6g
  • Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 3.5g