Peas and tahina. A liaison that makes you happy.

The Tahina of Yuval Königstein, produced in Herrsching on Lake Ammersee, is addictive. I speak from my own experience: After opening the sweet version of the Tahina, with fig, the glass was half empty within a few moments. The reason for this: The serotonin level is raised by the L-tryptophan-rich sesame, general well-being occurs. And the desire for more. Vegetarians and vegans in particular benefit from sesame. Tahina is rich in vitamins B1, B2 and B6, contains a lot of calcium (783 mg per 100g) and provides the body with persistent energy.

My favourite hummus recipe: Peas, tahina and mint

Animated Gif. Peas, tahina and spices are mixed into pea hummus in the blender.

The peas hummus comes up with such colourful green. Especially in summer, I prefer this variant to the traditional hummus of chickpeas. As a dip for pitabrote in all variations, as a companion to grilled vegetables or meat, for wraps or as a topping for bowls with lots of fresh vegetables, herbs and salads. In winter I like the original again.


Peas hummus

Keyword mint, Peas hummus, Tahina, Tahina paste
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 person


  • 150 g peas frozen
  • 3 tsp tahina about 40 g
  • 3 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 stalk mint
  • 1 pinch of soda


    • Cook the peas in boiling water with a pinch of soda (so the peas remain bright green) for one to two minutes until thawed and soft. Drain, scare off into ice water and place in a pureer jar or blender.
    • Remove the leaves of the mint and cut into small pieces.
    • Add tahina, lemon juice, olive oil, cumin and salt to the container and mash or mix the whole thing into a savory mass. Season with salt and, if necessary, more cumin, stir in the mint and serve the same way.

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