Hummus de Gandules – Pigeon Peas Hummus

Hummus de Gandules – Pigeon Peas Hummus

This Hummus de Gandules – Pigeon Peas Hummus recipe is quick and easy to make, super-smooth and creamy with a traditional Puerto Rican flavor!

Hummus is one of my favorite foods. I tried “Hummus de Gandules” (Pigeon Peas hummus) a few years ago and since then I’ve been meaning to create my own. I used my Classic Garlic Hummus recipe but replace the chickpeas with pigeon peas. The results were amazing. This hummus de gandules tastes like the tropics. Of course, I added some of my Puerto Rican seasonings as well.

Even though I listed my ingredients in the recipe, feel free to adjust the seasonings. This recipe is great as an appetizer, spread, and even for your salads. I love making hummus wraps.

Let’s talk about how to make this hummus

Classic hummus calls for chickpeas, but you can experiment with other types of beans. For this recipe, I used pigeon peas.

Tahini Sauce, in my opinion, the best tahini is Trader Joe’s organic brand. Is creamy and easy to stir.

Taste and season. Give the hummus a taste and add in extra ingredients depending on your taste.

Instead of water, save the water of one of the pigeon peas can and use it for the recipe.

Mix and blend all the ingredients until smooth. For a creamier consistency add more tahini sauce and water.

Ways you can use this hummus:

  • Spread over your toast, sandwiches, and burgers.
  • As a dressing for your salads.
  • Mixed with pasta. It can be used as a sauce for hot noodles or cold pasta salads.
  • Mashed potatoes.
  • Wraps! Hummus wraps with kale and other veggies are so good!
  • Of course, you can always use it as a dip for your pita bread or veggies.

If you give this recipe a try, let me know what you think! Leave a comment below. Also, don’t forget to take a picture and share it on my Facebook page or tag it #thehungrydragonfly on Instagram! I love seeing your creations!

Other Puerto Rican Recipes using Pigeon Peas:

ARROZ CON GANDULES VEGANO (VEGAN RICE AND PIGEON PEAS)

Asopao de Gandules con Bolitas de Platanos Vegano

hummus de gandules

Hummus de Gandules - Pigeon Peas Hummus

Mariela
This Hummus de Gandules - Pigeon Peas Hummus recipe is quick and easy to make, super-smooth and creamy, and with a traditional Puerto Rican flavor!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, healthy snack, Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 1 bowl

Equipment

  • Food Processor

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cans pigeon peas
  • 1/2 cup pigeon peas water save the water from 1 pigeon peas can
  • 1/2 cup tahini organic
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 lemon, squeezed
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Open pigeon peas cans. Save the water of one can and set it aside.
  • Wash and rinse pigeon peas. Set aside.
  • Add tahini, garlic, cumin, lemon, and olive oil. Puree until smooth.
  • Add pigeon peas and puree until creamy and smooth. For about 3-4 minutes.
  • Adjust the ingredients depending on your taste and desire consistency.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve and enjoy!
Keyword hummus, hummus de gandules, pigeon peas hummus, Puerto Rican Food

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PIGEON PEAS HUMMUS

 

Vegan Pepperoni Pizza Empanadas (Empanadillas de Pizza Vegan)

Vegan Pepperoni Pizza Empanadas (Empanadillas de Pizza Vegan)
Vegan Pepperoni Pizza Empanadas are crispy, flavorful finger food, snack, appetizer, or light meal. They have a crispy puff pastry shell and a delicious vegan pepperoni pizza filling. Plus they can be made gluten-free, baked, oil fry, or in the air fryer.

I used my puff pastry recipe for these vegan empanadas. Find it under my Vegan Quesitos recipe. Storebought empanada disks are a good option but they contain milk. If you follow a vegan diet it’s best if you make your own.

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Vegan Quesitos – Puerto Rican Cream Cheese Pastries

Vegan Quesitos – Puerto Rican Cream Cheese Pastries

Vegan Quesitos are crispy, flaky, and decadent puff pastry filled with a delicious vegan cream cheese filling.

Vegan Quesitos – Puerto Rican Cream Cheese Puff Pastries is my vegan version of the most delicious and popular pastries in Puerto Rico. You can find them around the island in bakeries, food stands, and restaurants. I grew up eating quesitos from my neighborhood bakery in the town of Bayamon. They had the best pastries in my town. After moving to the states, it was hard for me to find them here, so I learned how to bake them. They were a big hit when I ran my bakery in Kentucky. My vegan quesitos won’t disappoint you!

The regular recipe calls for cream cheese, corn syrup, and an egg wash. My vegan quesitos are;  refined sugar-free, easy to make and so delicious. Make your own puff pastry or simplify your life by buying it. Pepperidge Farm is probably your best bet when looking for a vegan puff pastry. Many store-bought puff pastries are made without dairy or egg because it makes them more shelf-stable.

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Asopao de Gandules con Bolitas de Platanos Vegano

Asopao de Gandules con Bolitas de Platanos Vegano

Puerto Rican Pigeon Peas Soup with Plantain Dumplings

Asopao is a Puerto Rican word for a stew thickened with rice. Asopaos of many different kinds are very popular in Puerto Rican cuisine.

Asopao de gandules is typically combined with onions, ham, sofrito, chicken stock, rice, tomato sauce, and olive oil. My version is completely vegan, but you can always add your favorite ingredients.

Plantain Dumplings – Bolitas de Platano

The plantain dumplings or bolitas de platanos are easy to make. You can chop the plantain in tiny pieces and shred it in a food processor, but I prefer to use a hand shredder. See the picture and video for more details.

Making Plantain Dumplings

This soup has a thick consistency and goes well with tostones on the side, but bread is always welcome. 

I hope you try this recipe and like it as much as much as I do! If you give this recipe a try, let me know what you think! Leave a comment and don’t forget to take a picture and share it on my Facebook page or tag it #thehungrydragonfly on Instagram! I love seeing your creations!

Here’s the recipe:

Asopao de Gandules con Bolitas de Platanos Vegano

Serving: 6 servings

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 40

Ingredients:

  Plantain Dumplings:

  • 1 green plantains – peeled and shredded in food processor or using a hand shredder
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • dash of salt

  Asopao – Soup

  • 1 can gandules – pigeon peas
  • 1-quart veggie broth
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup sofrito or green pepper, red pepper, onion, garlic and cilantro, finely diced
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • ½ cups short-grain rice
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 medium yellow potato, diced
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt, or to taste
  • ½ tsp nutritional yeast
  • ½ tsp sazon
  • olives and capers
  • 1 bay leave
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro for topping

Instructions:

  1. Form dumplings from a 1/2 tablespoonfuls of shredded plantain, garlic, and salt.  Set aside. See video and pictures for more details.
  2. In a large caldero or saucepan, combine the gandules and the veggie broth. Heat until boiling.
  3. While the stock and gandules boil, add the sofrito and cook about 4 more minutes. Add tomato sauce and simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients to the broth and simmer for 30 minutes, or until the rice is cooked and the soup has thickened. Add the cilantro just before serving.
  5. Asopao is a thick soup perfect for rainy days!

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