Cauliflower, black pea, hummus, cured ham and a smoked onion sauce


Black peas are an unusual, but traditional British ingredient also known as black badger beans, maple peas, carin peas or carling peas. Try them here as a hummus.

Equipment and preparation: for this recipe you will need a smoker, a steamer, a deep-fat fryer and a food processor.


For the black pea hummus

For the cauliflower

For the tempura leaves

For the spring onions

For the smoked onion sauce

For the garnish

  • 4 slices good-quality ham
  • 100g/3½oz black pea hummus (from above)
  • handful cooked black peas
  • 100ml/3½fl oz smoked onion sauce (from above)
  • chive flowers
  • chives, chopped