Split Pea Hummus Recipe
1 cup dried green split peas
1/2 cup tahini
1 tbsp olive oil
1/3 cup lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 tsp dried mint
4 tbsp ; water
Cook the split peas in 3 cups of water for 45 to 60 minutes on the
stovetop, or 8 to 12 minutes in a pressure cooker.
Place all ingredietns in a food processor and blend until smooth and
creamy, adding enough water to achieve desired consistency. Yields: 2
Serve at room temperature.
Per tablespoon: 27 cal; 1 g prot; 1 mg sod; 2 g carb;
2 g fat; 0 mg chol; 3 mg calcium
Source: Vegetarian Gourmet, Winter 93/MM by DEEANNE
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