Waddenhummus van grauwe erwten

Recipe: Wadden hummus made from grey peas

Hummus is normally made from chickpeas. These don't grow on Texel, so on the island we make hummus from sweet grey peas. Perhaps even more delicious ;-)

Serve the hummus as a dip for bread. Or use it as a spread for on your sandwich at lunch.

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  • 250 g dried peas, or other sweet peas, available at Novalishoeve or in roadside stalls
  • 200 g tahini (sesame paste)
  • 25 g hazelnuts, toasted
  • 25 g dried cranberries
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • vegetable oil
  • salt and/or seaweed
  • sprigs of mint, such as water mint


Soak the peas in water for at least 12 hours. Change the water and cook the peas for 1 hour until tender. Drain them and save some of the cooking liquid. Keep a handful of the cooked peas aside.

Puree the peas with the garlic and tahini in a food processor for about 5 minutes to make a smooth spread. Spoon onto a plate and make a dimple in it. Pour oil into it and add some salt and/or seaweed.

Then garnish it with the leftover peas, toasted hazelnuts, the cranberries and mint.

Waddenhummus van grauwe erwten
Waddenhummus van grauwe erwten
Photographer: Annette van Ruitenburg


Culinair journalist

Annette lives in De Waal and is the author of several cookbooks. You may know them: The Taste of and Lekker Wads. Characteristic of Annette's recipes is that they consist of as many Texel ingredients as possible and you can make a nice trip to collect them. Every month, Annette writes a recipe for VVV Texel.

Annette van RuitenburgRecipe writer

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