1 12-ozbag frozen peasbriefly rinsed under cool water.
juice of 1 lemon
salt and fresh cracked black pepper
toasted pine nuts for garnish
With the motor going, drop the garlic into the food processor and let it go until finely minced.
Add the chick peas and the regular peas and process for a couple of minutes, scraping down the sides until the mixture is as smooth as you can get it.
Add the lemon juice and tahini, and continue processing. Pour in water until the hummus has a nice loose consistency.
Taste it and add more salt, pepper, or lemon.
Garnish with olive oil, lots of toasted pine nuts, and a few sprigs of fresh mint.
You could use fresh peas, but why? Frozen are easier, they taste better, and are just as healthy, if not more so. Peas lose their nutrients quickly, and the ones you see in supermarkets have been languishing in trucks and on shelves too long. Unless you can nab fresh peas from a garden or a farmer's market, stick with frozen for this. If you do use fresh peas, blanch them in boiling water for a minute or two before pureeing.