For a most unusual hummus—try combining avocado + peas + black tahini for spectacular flavor and color. Well, maybe this isn’t a true hummus, per se, more like a guacamole with hummus flavoring.

The bonus: Avocados contribute the “good fat” along with 20 vitamins and minerals. Add to that green peas’ antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits, and raw tahini’s calcium, zinc, fiber, and B vitamins and you may just be floating on cloud nine.

I wanted to create a party menu focused on super foods for those who want to party, but not feel the guilt. This recipe turned out to be a beauty. Using raw tahini, made with black sesame seeds, adds to the color density; if you use regular tahini, the green will be brighter. Make this just before the gathering, so it will keep its color. Serve with Crispbread with Mixed Seeds for a super-duper healthy and tasty combo.

MAKES ABOUT 2 CUPS

GET OUT THE FOOD PROCESSOR

frozen peas, thawed
2 ripe avocados, cut into chunks
1/4 CUP grape seed oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
juice from 1 lemon
3 TB tahini
1/2 tsp ground cumin
pinch of cayenne pepper
s + p
broccoli sprouts, for garnish

Process all ingredients in food processor. Transfer to shallow serving bowl, sprinkle with broccoli sprouts. Serve with pita chips or Crispbread with Mixed Seeds.

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