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 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, healthy snack, Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 1 bowl
Calories

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!
Keywords hummus, hummus de gandules, pigeon peas hummus, Puerto Rican Food

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Easy Pumpkin Hummus

Easy Pumpkin Hummus

This hummus is flavorful, easy to make, healthy, and will hit the spot during your fall celebrations.

Hummus is so simple to make and so delicious. Classic hummus is made of tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, and salt. But did you know that you can add different ingredients and make it any kind of flavor? From savory to sweet like chocolate or strawberry.

This recipe is very easy to make. It comes together in less than 10 minutes with just a few ingredients. You just add all the ingredients to your food processor, pulse and it’s done! Be sure to scrape down the sides a few times.

Some of the ingredients. I save the aquafaba for another recipe.

Tahini is a sesame paste and you can usually find it in the ethnic section of your supermarket. Make sure that you use pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling.

Pumpkin Purée

If you need to bring a yummy treat to any celebration this is the right recipe for you. The combination of cinnamon, ginger and garlic goes surprisingly well. You can serve it with tortilla chips, pita chips, crackers, vegetables, or use it as a spread on sandwiches, wraps or on your salads.

Ready in less than 10 minutes

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!

Easy Pumpkin Hummus

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 can of chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • ⅔ cup pumpkin puree, not pie filling
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 lemon juiced (2 tablespoons)
  • 1 ½ tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • water if needed

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Place all the ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides as needed.
  2. Add more olive oil or water if it’s too thick.
  3. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  4. Place the pumpkin hummus in a shallow bowl, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, garnish with chopped parsley and paprika.
  5. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for up to 4 days.

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