Today, two circumstances conspired that drove me to devise and create this delicious new recipe for Easy Black Eyed Peas Miso-Hemp Dip. The first: I randomly decided to soak black eyed peas last night (I soak all kinds of things on a whim!) and thus needed to make a batch of homemade black eyed peas today; the second: I was running low on homemade hummus (I use Choosing Raw’s hummus method), my other go-to dip.
This dip, my first ever using black eyed peas as the bean of choice, relies on the nutty flavor of hemp seeds and tang of miso, lemon juice and lots of garlic. I think it’s the best dip I’ve ever made! I’ll definitely be making it again soon, and serving it to guests whom I know to be garlic lovers, too. I used homemade black eyed peas, but the canned variety would work fine too, of course. Feel free to double the batch.
Easy Black Eyed Peas Miso-Hemp Dip
1 1/2 cups black eyed peas
1 Tbs mellow white miso (chickpea miso would also be great in this)
1/4 cup hemp seeds
1 Tbs lemon juice
1/8 cup sesame seeds
1 Tbs olive oil
1 pinch sea salt
1 tsp cumin powder
4 cloves raw garlic (less if you’re not a crazy garlic lover)
3 Tbs water
Freshly ground black pepper for garnish (optional)
Food process or Vitamix all ingredients. Serve chilled. Very satisfying with chips (served here with organic blue corn chips), raw veggies, or as a shmear on a sandwich or wrap.
Let me know if you try this dip :) Thanks for reading!
P.S. While you’re on a bean dip kick like I am, try this awesome-looking North-meets-South bean dip from the wonderful JL Goes Vegan!