Low Fat Greek Split Pea Spread Recipe

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Greek Split Pea Spread Ingredients

Low Fat Greek Split Pea Spread

  • 1 cup dried yellow split peas, rinsed
  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • — plus more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • — or parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions
  • 1.In a large saucepan, combine split peas, garlic and water.
  • 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 mixture has cooked down to a thick puree, 10 to 20 minutes longer.
  • Remove from heat and stir in 1 teaspoon salt.
  • Press plastic wrap on the surface and let cool.
  • 3.Transfer pea mixture to a food processor.
  • Add lemon juice and oil; process until smooth.
  • Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
  • Scrape into a bowl and stir in dill (or parsley).
  • (The spread will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months.)
  • Sprinkle with scallions and serve.
  • MAKES ABOUT 2 1/2 CUPS.
  • 20 calories per tablespoon: 1 gram protein; 0 grams fat; 3 grams carbohydrate; 54 mg sodium; 0 mg cholesterol: 1 gram fiber.
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