West African Pea Hummus (With Libby’s Vegetable Pouches)

{I received free samples of Libby’s new Vegetable Pouches mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Libby’s and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.}

The word of the day is time.  These days, it’s what’s controlling my whole life.

Should I watch that TV show?  I don’t know, is there enough time?

Can I go for a run? Well, it depends what time it is.

Homemade or frozen dinner?  Geez, how much time do I have?


Most of the time, I never have enough time.  Whenever possible, I try to cut down on how long activities take me, but sometimes that results in unsatisfactory results.  Half-decent papers, workouts cut short, and lots of microwave dinners.  Today, I’m going to share a way to cut down on time, but not on quality.  That solution is called Libby’s Vegetable Packages.

I received three samples- beans, corn, and peas- of Libby’s new microwavable vegetable packets, and was challenged to create a quick and easy starter or side.  I eventually came up with this super simple pea dip.  It takes all of five minutes to make, and is great served with vegetables, crackers, or bread. I hope you all enjoy!



West African Pea Hummus


1 large sweet potato

1 clove garlic minced

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon ground coriander

1/2 teaspoon turmeric

¼ teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon cayenne

3 tablespoons tomato paste

1/4 cup smooth peanut butter

1 pouch Libby’s Sweet Peas


  1. Wash and scrub the sweet potato. Puncture it a few times with a fork. Place on a paper towel on microwave-safe dish. Cook on high for about 4 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile in a food processor, combine the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
  3. When the potato is cooked, cut it into quarter and add it to the bowl of the food processor.
  4. Microwave vegetables in packet for 1 minute.
  5. Add hot peas to spice mixture and blend until smooth.
  6. Serve with pita and fresh vegetables. It can be refrigerated but it tastes best when it is warm.
  7. Makes about 2 cups.


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