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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 3
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 130.6
  • Total Fat: 4.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 778.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.1 g
  • Protein: 5.9 g

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Split Peas as a side dish

Submitted by: PATTY_IN_MIAMI
Split Peas as a side dish

Introduction

Peruvian eat legums in many ways, especially as a side dish. This is a tasty one. Super simple and healthy. I like to make a small onion salsa to top it off with, as seen here. In Peru I remember eating this a lot with grilled fish and of course white rice (here served with 1/2 cup of brown) and a salad. Peruvian eat legums in many ways, especially as a side dish. This is a tasty one. Super simple and healthy. I like to make a small onion salsa to top it off with, as seen here. In Peru I remember eating this a lot with grilled fish and of course white rice (here served with 1/2 cup of brown) and a salad.
Number of Servings: 3

Ingredients

    1 cup Split Peas
    2 cups of water (or veggie broth)
    .5 cup Onions, raw, chopped
    1 tbsp Olive Oil
    1 tsp Minced Garlic
    1 tsp Salt
    .5 tsp Pepper, black
    .5 tsp Ground Cumin seed

Tips

3 hearty portions, not 2. To heat up any left overs you will want to add a little water and stir it up. Serve with rice, grilled fish and a salad and you will have a mega meal!


Directions

Add olive oil to the pot and heat. Once heated added chopped onions and garlic. Cook for about 3 mins. Add spices and mix well. Add peas and water. The peas should be well covered in water. Bring back to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook for about 30 more minutes. Keep your eye on it. Stir every 5 - 10 minutes. You will want to taste one pea to make sure it's cooked all the way. Pay attention to the water consumption too. You don't want it to burn. Split peas break down and get thick so they can stick to the bottom of the pot easily and burn. When done it should be the consistency of a thick soup, almost like Chili. It will get thicker as it cools as well.

Serving Size: 2 hearty side portions






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