Eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day is a Southern tradition and considered good luck. This Black-Eyed Pea Hummus is a delicious and healthy way to serve up some good luck for the New Year!
We ate our black-eyed peas while watching the bowl games last night. This is an easy, make-ahead recipe to serve with your favorite dippers if you’re looking for a healthy appetizer!
This Black-Eyed Pea Hummus is adapted from a several different recipes I found online. We really loved the addition of the roasted garlic! Feel free to adjust the seasoning to your taste.
1 head of garlic, roasted
1/3 cup olive oil (plus more for serving)
2 (15-ounce) cans black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
Juice of 1 lemon
1/3 cup tahini
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon Kosher salt (more or less to taste)
1/2 teaspoon paprika
4 – 6 dashes of hot sauce of choice (more or less to taste)
To roast garlic:
Preheat oven to 400°. Rub off loose, papery skins from outside of garlic bulb and trim 1/2″ off top. Place on a sheet of foil, drizzle with 1 Tbsp. olive oil, and season with salt. Wrap up in the foil, place on a baking sheet, and roast until soft and tender, 30 – 40 minutes; let cool slightly. Squeeze /remove roasted cloves from bulb and add to food processor.
Reserve a couple of tablespoons of black-eyed peas for garnish, set aside. Add all ingredients to bowl of food processor; process until smooth, scraping sides of bowl occasionally.
To serve: Garnish with reserved peas and generous drizzle of olive oil and sprig of parsley if desired. Serve with dippers of choice~ veggies, pita chips or pretzel crisps.
Roasted garlic is sweet and mellow, don’t omit!
Season to taste. My black-eyed peas were low in sodium (140 mg sodium per 1/2 cup). Adjust amount of salt as needed for your peas.
Puree in food processor until mixture is smooth. Add additional olive oil if needed and process to smooth out.
Hummus can be made ahead. Cover and refrigerate.
I have a small collection of vintage Happy New Year post cards.
One that offers a message for good luck. . .
“A happy New Year, dear friend, that’s my wish for you.
And lots of good luck I also send to last the whole year through!”
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