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FAVA DIP: GREEK STYLE SPLIT PEA DIP

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Ingredients

  • Serves 3-4:
  • ½ cup (100g) yellow split peas, rinsed and soaked for 30 minutes
  • ½ small onion, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 2-3 tablespoons light olive oil,
  • 1 teaspoon dried crushed oregano
  • ½ teaspoon of salt, or to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Juice of half a lemon, or to taste
  • Garnish options:
  • ½ teaspoon capers
  • 1 scallion, finely sliced
  • Kalamata olives
  • Sundried tomatoes, packed in olive oil
  • Toasted pine nuts
  • Fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • Drizzle of good quality Greek olive oil

Instructions

1

A delicious way to cook and enjoy split peas. Use it to dip vegetables in it, pita bread or as a spread in sandwiches. It stays fresh for many days in the refrigerator so make a big batch to enjoy throughout the week.

2

Rinse the split peas with cold water until the water runs clear. Soak at least 30 minutes.

3

Place the sliced onions, garlic and olive oil in a small pot and cook over high heat until golden. About 5 minutes.

4

Drain the water from the split peas and add to the pot along with salt, oregano, and black pepper. Pour 2-3 cups hot water over top, bring to a boil and reduce the heat to medium low.

5

Cook, stirring every few minutes and adding more water (half cup each time) when necessary. Cook until the split peas are soft. About 1 cup of liquid should remain in the pot at the end of cooking.

6

Puree the mixture until smooth.

7

Season with more salt and pepper if desired.

8

Add the lemon juice and mix to combine.

9

Garnish with your favorite toppings and serve with vegetables and/or warm bread.

10

Enjoy!

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