Mediterranean Split Pea Dip

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Julie B's Hive

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

Top Review by Lalaloula

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.

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.

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