Free Recipe Dried Split Pea Dip

Recipe Type: Free Dip Recipes
Recipe Preparation: bake
Cooking Temperature:
Recipe Serves: 12

Ingredients for Dried Split Pea Dip Recipe

1 Onion; chopped
2 Tomatoes; peeled, seeded
3 tb Oil
– and chopped
3 1/2 c Water
2 tb Chopped fresh cilantro
8 oz Green split peas
1/2 ts Ground cumin
1/4 c Finely chopped green chiles
Chinese chili oil
2 Garlic cloves; minced
1 Lemon; juiced
6 Pita breads (6-inch)

Dried Split Pea Dip Preparation

Saute the onion in 2 tablespoons of the oil in a 1-1/2 to 2 quart saucepan until tender but not browned. Stir in the water and split peas and bring to a boil. Boil 2 minutes, remove from heat, cover, and let stand 30 minutes. Return the pan to the heat and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer about 20 minutes, or until peas are tender. Cool slightly, drain peas; reserve any liquid. Puree peas in a food processor or blender, adding enough reserved liquid to reach desired consistency. Place the pureed peas in a bowl and stir in the chiles, garlic, lemon juice, tomatoes, cilantro, cumin, and remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Season mixutre to taste with a few drops chili oil and salt. Cover and chill well. Split pita rounds nad cut each half into 6 to 8 wedges. Place on baking sheet and bake at 350 F for 5 to 10 minutes or just until crisp and wedges are light brown. Place the dip in a serving bowl, with the crisp pita bread wedges for dipping. Makes about 3 cups. From Michael Roberts – Trumps, Los Angeles Best Recipes from the Los Angeles Times – ISBN: 0-8109-1237-6 Typed for you by Karen Mintzias

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