Greek Split Pea Spread Recipe

Looking for an easy Greek Split Pea Spread recipe? Learn how to make Greek Split Pea Spread using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by imtesla

Makes 10 servings



One taste of this simple, rustic spread?a popular meze or appetizer throughout Greece?and you are transported to a little seaside taverna. The base of the spread is yellow split peas, a healthful legume that requires no presoaking and cooks in less than 45 minutes. Enjoy this appetizer as the Greeks do, with a generous drizzle of your favorite extra-virgin olive oil.

Recipe Ingredients for Greek Split Pea Spread

1 cup yellow split peas, rinsed
6 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled
3 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1/4 cup finely diced red onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill, or parsley

Recipe Directions for Greek Split Pea Spread

  1. Combine split peas, garlic and water in a large saucepan; bring to a boil, skimming off any froth. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.

  2. Uncover and simmer, stirring often, until the mixture has cooked down to a thick puree, 10 to 20 minutes longer. Remove from heat and stir in salt. Press plastic wrap on the surface and let cool.

  3. Transfer the pea mixture to a food processor. Add lemon juice and 1 tablespoon oil; process until smooth. Season with pepper. Transfer to a bowl. To serve, drizzle the remaining 2 tablespoons oil over the spread and sprinkle with red onion and dill (or parsley).

Categories

Side Dish, Greek

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 104.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
108
Calories from Fat
39
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.3g
7%
Saturated Fat
0.6g
3%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
239mg
10%
Potassium
214mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates
13.1g
4%
Dietary Fiber
5.2g
21%
Sugars
1.8g
Protein
5.0g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 2% Iron 6%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
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