The Secret is in the Sauce: Black-eyed Pea Hummus with Hot Squeeze
Many of you know my Father has been less than thrilled with my path this past year. My life is supposed to be set: I’m meant to be a lawyer, making a large salary, living the grand lawyer life. Instead, I’m selling Peas. I know my Dad just wants me to be “ok” but it’s been a tough year.
Lately, he’s been opening up a bit to the Pea Life. He’s been emailing me about Peas, and he ordered some Peas for Christmas presents. Whoa! The biggest shock, however, came last week when I saw my friend Sue Sullivan, the creator of Hot Squeeze, at the Americas Mart Immediate Delivery show.
A few weeks ago, my Dad asked via email if I made Black-eyed Pea Hummus which, of course, I do! I sent him the recipe and told him my “secret” ingredient was Hot Squeeze, made by my friend Sue. When I ran into Sue she very non-chalantly said, “Oh, I had the best talk with you Dad”. I must of looked at her like her hair was on fire! “What?” I said, extremely clueless! “Yes, I had the best chat with your Dad, it was so great to talk with him”. Really? Seriously? You…my Dad? Chat? Hmmmmmm??????
Come to find out, my Dad called her. He wanted to find out where to purchase Hot Squeeze but there was more to the mission. He also asked her about my business – her thoughts, would I make it, was this really a business or just a game. There wasn’t much time for us to talk but I think I know how the conversation went. And I realize after a year, sometimes you have to be patient and give people time to catch up. Be confident in your decisions and trust your crazy ideas. Sometimes, the secret is in the sauce!
Hot Squeeze is now available for purchase online at Peas for Prosperity! Complete your holiday gift with a bottle of Hot Squeeze. Order here. Learn more about my friend and fellow food entrepreneur Sue here.
Black-Eyed Pea Hummus
One of my favorite year round recipes is Black-eyed Pea Hummus with Hot Squeeze. If someone tries to tell you they don’t like Peas, make this hummus and they will change their mind, I promise. Many thanks to Wisteria Restaurant and my friend Tami Hardeman of Running with Tweezers for providing this recipe! Check out Tami’s blog here.
4 cups cooked black eyed peas, rinsed and drained
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup tahini
Hot Squeeze (the secret weapon) to taste
In a food processor with the motor running, add the garlic. When chopped, add the black eyed peas, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Process until smooth. With the processor running, add tahini and process until all ingredients come together. Taste and adjust seasonings. If too thick, add additional lemon juice or oil.