Mediterranean Split Pea Dip

Total Time
55mins
Prep 55 mins
Cook 0 mins

Similar to humus but made with yellow split peas. Pull out your food processor and give it a try!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Rinse the split peas under running cold water.
  2. Put in medium-sized pan and add the coarsely chopped onion, the garlic and plenty of cold water.
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 45 minutes or until very tender.
  4. Drain, reserving some of the cooking liquid, and put in a food processor or blender.
  5. Add 5 tablespoons of the oil and process until smooth.
  6. If the mixture seems too dry, add enough of the reserved liquid to form a smooth, thick puree. (If you don't have a food processor you can mash the spilt peas with a fork in a bowl).
  7. Add the oregano and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  8. Turn the mixture into a serving bowl and sprinkle with the finely chopped onion and extra oregano, if desired.
  9. Drizzle over the remaining oil.
  10. Serve warm or cold with savory biscuits.
Most Helpful

What a creamy, smooth and yummy dip! Mmmm, so good with fresh veggies! I luved the silky smooth texture of the split peas in combination with the rough onions. And the taste is just fabulous: tangy onion with earthy herbs and a little bit of bite from the garlic. Very tasty! I used a little less onions on top as I dont care for raw onions that much and also reduced the oil a tad as I felt the dip didnt need it. THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing your recipe with us, Julie! Made and reviewed for the Aussie/NZ Recipe Swap #42 July 2010.

Lalaloula July 08, 2010