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"Mmm... bacon."
- Homer Simpson

The refrigerator light goes on...

I chose to use bacon instead of tahini, the traditional fat used in hummus, because its rich, Southern flavor would give this a down home feel. The sage adds to the savory flavor and the red pepper flakes offer a bit of zing at the end.

Garlic

Garlic is a member of the onion family and is a close cousin to red and white onions as well as leeks and shallots. Like others in the Alliaceae family, garlic is strong and pungent when fresh and raw, but mellows as it cooks, taking on a slightly sweet, savory/umami flavor.

Cooking garlic over high heat and letting it brown will turn the garlic slightly bitter. With some recipes, I want that flavor, but when I want a softer, sweeter garlic flavor, as in Tomato Sauce or Fettuccini Alfredo, I cook the garlic very slowly over a low heat so that it turns a soft white color and then translucent. More on Garlic »


 

Black Eyed Pea Hummus



Servings = 6 | Serving size =1/2 cup

Cooking Time = 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

Keeps well for a few days in the refrigerator. Cooking time does not include chilling time.

1 slice bacon
2 15 ounce can no salt added black eyed peas (drained and rinsed)
1/2 lemon (juiced)
1 Tbsp dried sage
1 small shallot
1 clove garlic (minced)
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup non-fat yogurt

Place the bacon in a pan over medium high heat. Cook slowly so that the bacon doesn’t crisp but renders the bacon fat into the pan – about 20 minutes total. Let cool.

Combine the bacon, bacon fat, black eyed peas, lemon juice, sage, shallot, garlic, red pepper flakes, salt and yogurt in a food processor fitted with a steel blade.

Process until smooth.

Chill for at least 3 hours in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 1/2 cup

Servings = 6

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 102 Calories from Fat 31
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 3g 5%
    Saturated Fat 1g 4%
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 271mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
    Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
    Sugars 4g  
Protein 4g  
Vitamin A 11% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 13% Iron 5%
Vitamin K 6 mcg Potassium 350 mg
Magnesium 38 mg