Blackeyed Pea and Pecan Hummus
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Black-Eyed Pea Hummus

This is one of those dishes that tastes best after “resting” for a while to allow the flavors to blend, so try not to eat it right away.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: blackeyed pea hummus, zero points
Servings: 6
Calories: 133kcal
Author: Susan Voisin


  • 1 cup dried blackeyed peas (or 2 cups canned and well-rinsed and drained)
  • 1/2 medium onion , coarsely chopped (omit if using canned peas)
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans or other nuts (see note)
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 -2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce (see note)
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt , or to taste


  • If using dried peas, rinse and pick over the peas and place them in a pressure cooker or large saucepan. Add 3 cups of water and the chopped onion. In the pressure cooker, cook at high pressure for 10 minutes; allow pressure to come down naturally. For regular cooking, bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook covered until peas are tender, about 45 minutes, adding additional water as needed. Drain peas well. (If using canned peas, skip to step 2.)
  • Place the pecans in the food processor and whiz them until they are powdered. Add the drained peas and all remaining ingredients except salt and process until fairly smooth. Add salt and additional lemon juice to taste.
  • Scrape into a covered container and refrigerate until chilled.


I use pecans to round out the Southern flavor of this dip, but you can use any nuts (or two tablespoons of nut butter) you like, or leave them out completely for a lower-fat hummus.
I use a mild hot sauce (Cholula), so if you use something hotter, adjust the amount to taste.
Nutrition (per serving, without salt or nuts): 102 calories, 4 calories from fat, less than 1g total fat, 0mg cholesterol, 70.9mg sodium, 346.3mg potassium, 18.6g carbohydrates, 3.3g fiber, 2.5g sugar, 6.8g protein.
Without nuts, this is a zero-point recipe on Weight Watchers Freestyle.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 19.2g | Protein: 7.2g | Fat: 3.7g | Sodium: 458.5mg | Fiber: 3.7g | Sugar: 2.7g