Crackers and dips are my current favorite convenience food. The convenience comes from the fact that I can make a big batch in advance (both crackers and dip) and then have it as I feel  hungry (usually for lunch) or as a snack in the afternoon over several days. The whole cracker/dip passion was started by my son who demands crackers, carrots and chickpea hummus in his lunchbox.

I have been experimenting with different flour/seed combinations in my crackers, and I always have an open mind for new dips. I was immediately intrigued when I first heard of a raw green pea hummus. I have always liked the raw factor in foods. Not only because vitamins and minerals are staying intact, but also because it results in very few dirty dishes. Usually one bowl to mix ingredients, and that’s it.

While I was a little in doubt if a raw pea hummus would be just a tad to sweet, the combination of sweet peas with basil sounded truly promising to me. The ingredients list is incredibly easy, and basil is growing like weed in my garden. In fact, my basil plants have become bushes.

So off I went to dirty my one bowl. The resulting dip would have been worth many more dirty dishes, I promise. This pea basil dip is so refreshing, healthy, light. A welcome dip change for every now and then, for someone like me who has been living off chickpea hummus for several years.

slightly adapted from The Mommy Bowl
2 cups peas, fresh or thawed
2 tablespoons tahini
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, chopped
Serves 6


Place all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth. Add water to achieve desired consistency. Serve immediately or store in the fridge for up to 48 hours.


  1. Oooh!!! this sounds yummy. Definitely planning on trying this. I wonder how it would turn out as an alternative to vegetable dip.

  2. I have been aiming to try a hummos recipe in ages; guess i’ll be starting here.. and carrot and chickpea hummos??… please share that too.. very curious!

  3. Thanks for making my recipe and posting about it! Much appreciated, and I’m so glad you liked it. 🙂

  4. I can’t wait to try this Anja! Sounds so tasty!

  5. This is really genius, it fits perfectly into my healthy lifestyle, any suggestions of what I might eat it with?

  6. @ Madison Chloe Marie
    we have it with any sorts of crackers or bread sticks. Veggie sticks are good too.

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