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Split Pea Hummus

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell
Hands-On time 25 mins
Total time 55 mins
Yield Makes 2 1/4 cups
This fun Southern twist on traditional hummus is inexpensive and tasty. Serve it as an appetizer with fresh vegetables and pita chips.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried green split peas
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

How to Make It

  1. Sort and wash peas. Bring garlic and 3 cups water to a boil in medium saucepan. Add peas; return to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 25 minutes. Stir in 1/4 tsp. salt; cook 15 minutes or until tender. Drain.

  2. Combine peas, olive oil, next 2 ingredients, and remaining 1/4 tsp. salt in a food processor; pulse 5 to 7 times or until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides as needed. Serve at room temperature.