Weekly Recipes

New Year’s Hummus

New Year's Hummus

New Year’s Hummus is basically hummus made with black eyed peas – a traditional New Year’s Day food. Black eyed peas make an awesome, tasty hummus – and green chiles add a nice flavor and bit of heat.

Ok, so I’m a few days late. Black eyed peas are a traditional dish for New Year’s Day, so a black eyed pea hummus seemed like a no-brainer. I knew it would be good, but I was surprised just how good it is. Before I added the green chiles, I swear this was probably the best hummus I’ve ever had – very flavorful and it didn’t particularly taste like black eyed peas. then I added the chiles and I thought it was even better. Flabor became even more robust with just a bit of heat. Yum!

This is really super easy to make – dump the ingredients in a food processor, puree, and voila! You’ve got a fabulous hummus. Plus … it’s good luck for ringing in the New Year! Hope you enjoy it!

New Year's Hummus
Prep time
Total time
Serves: 5½ cups
  • 2 15 oz cans black eyed peas, liquid reserved
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 6 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • ½ tsp salt (sparingly - to taste)
  • ¼ cup of the reserved bean liquid
  • 1 cup mild green chiles
  1. Put bean liquid, garlic cloves, lemon juice, tahini, and sesame oil in food processor or blender. Pulse until blended.
  2. Blend in beans till well blended, then add green chiles and blend until almost smooth. Garnish with green chiles if desired.
  3. Pour into serving bowl, cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve. This is best made a day or two ahead of time to allow flavors to blend.
  4. Serve with tortilla chips, pita chips, vegetables, whatever.


Leave a Reply