Lilly Higgins recipe: Whipped pea dip with quick dukkah

Give peas a chance with this summery dip

Lilly Higgins’ whipped pea dip with quick dukkah

Lilly Higgins’ whipped pea dip with quick dukkah

Wed, Jul 19, 2017, 06:00

  • Serves: 2
  • Cooking Time: 1 mins
  • Course: Starter
  • Cuisine: Irish


  • Serves 2-6
  • 250g peas, fresh or frozen
  • 10g basil leaves
  • 10g mint leaves
  • Zest and juice of ½ lemon
  • Salt
  • For the dukkah:
  • 50g hazelnuts, toasted and skins removed
  • 25g toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp nigella seeds
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp dried mint
  • To serve: Chili oil, raw vegetables like carrot, radicchio, peppers, radish etc.


If the peas are frozen then pour boiling water over them and leave to defrost for a minute or two. Drain over the sink. Place the peas, basil, mint, lemon zest and juice into a food processor or high-speed blender. I use the NutriBullet. Blitz till quite smooth but still retaining some texture. Season to taste.

To make the dukkah simply chop the toasted hazelnuts quite finely and place in a jar. Add the sesame and nigella seeds, salt, pepper, cumin and mint. Place the lid on and shake well to combine.

Drizzle the hummus with a little chili or olive oil, scatter with the dukkah and serve with fresh raw vegetables and crusty bread.