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Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell Photo by: Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell

Split Pea Hummus

This fun Southern twist on traditional hummus is inexpensive and tasty. Serve it as an appetizer with fresh vegetables and pita chips.

Southern Living APRIL 2011

  • Yield: Makes 2 1/4 cups
  • Hands-on: 25 Minutes
  • Total: 55 Minutes

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

Preparation

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.

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