Food / 26.04.2017

Two green hummus recipes to get you through the shortage

By Francesca Specter
Try these DIY varieties instead

© Copyright Michael Powell. 17 Cow Lane, Tealby, Lincs. LN8 3YB. 01673 838040.

First came the courgette crisis back in January, now it’s a hummus shortage as three major supermarkets remove their hummus from shelves following customer complaints that it tastes ‘metallic’.

Not to worry, because we’ve got two tasty hummus recipes that you can make at home – with no strange taste whatsoever. In true healthy style, both recipes have a little hint of ‘green’ – the first with refreshing coriander and zingy lemon, and the second made with naturally sweet peas to give a verdant colour.

Which one will you pick? Better still, make both and use as a delicious salad accompaniment or dip selection for entertaining friends.

Lemon & coriander hummus

lemon and coriander houmous

Serves 2

1 can of chickpeas (Around 240g once you’ve drained the water they come in)
3 tbsp tahini
Juice and zest of 1 large lemon
Handful of coriander (Stalks and leaves, around 15g)
1 garlic clove
2 tsp ground cumin
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
A few pinches of Himalayan salt (Don’t be shy! You can use normal salt if you don’t have Himalayan)
A pinch of fresh black pepper
5 tbsp filtered water (You can add more if the consistency still isn’t creamy once you’ve blended it)


1 Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
2 Spoon this hummus into a little dip bowl, garnish with some coriander leaves and drizzle on a little extra virgin olive oil.

This recipe was originally published by the Squirrel Sisters – find it here.

Green pea hummus dip

© Copyright Michael Powell. 17 Cow Lane, Tealby, Lincs. LN8 3YB. 01673 838040.

Serves 6

500g frozen peas
3 cloves garlic, crushed
3 tbsp light tahini paste
Juice of 1 large lemon (add more if preferred)
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tbsp olive oil
Chilli powder
Sea salt and black pepper


1 Add the peas to a pan of boiling water and simmer for 3 minutes
2 Drain the peas and put in a food processor along with all the other ingredients; mix well until a paste is formed.
3 Season with sea salt and black pepper according to taste.
4 Serve the green pea hummus in a dipping bowl, form a small hole in the centre of the mixture and add a tablespoon of olive oil and lightly dust with chili powder.
5 Serve with crudites or toasted pitta bread.

Tip: Use the hummus as part of a main meal served with grilled fish or chicken and salad.

Thanks to the Yes Peas! campaign for the recipe – find more delicious pea recipes here.

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