Green Pea Hummus



2 cloves garlic, peeled

1/4 c water*

1 c fresh or frozen green peas

1/4 c tahini

1 t lemon zest

1 T lemon juice

1 avocado

3 T olive oil

½ t paprika

t cumin

½ t sea salt

1/4 c fresh parsley, chopped and loosely packed

*3-4 T garlic water


In a small saucepan bring the water to a boil, and add in the garlic and peas. Boil uncovered for 3 minutes, or until the peas are bright green.

Using a mesh strainer, drain off the water into a container, and set aside to cool.

In a food processor or blender, combine all ingredients along with 2 T of the garlic water.

Process until smooth, adding more water to reach desired consistency.

Transfer to a serving bowl, and serve with fresh veggies or your favorite gluten-free crackers.