Monday, April 18, 2011

Split Pea Hummus

I only have a faint memory about split peas from my childhood. And it isn't a really great one. I guess for that reason, I have never had the interest to make anything that contains split peas. I have never given them a second thought.

That all changed a few weeks ago when I was looking through the most recent issue of Southern Living Magazine and saw a recipe for Split Pea Hummus. It comes from an article about a woman who shares Greek and Southern heritage and the way that she came up with a menu that celebrated both of those things. The fact that the split peas are cooked and pureed made me think about my most favorite dip EVER which is made with red lentils and that's when I realized that maybe lentils and split peas have something in common. (Go ahead and laugh at me, it's ok!)

So, back to the split pea hummus. I decided to make it for a family dinner we had last weekend and the main reason was so that I could test this recipe with some true Southerners.

This dip/hummus is really easy to make and really delicious. I served it with mini sweet peppers, baby carrots, sliced cucumbers and pita chips. It was really good. I was surprised, in a very good way. Many of my Southern family members really enjoyed this dip.

Now I just need a delicious way to use the rest of my split peas. Any suggestions?

Here is the recipe for Split Pea Hummus from Southern Living


Unknown said...

yummy, how about a pesto?

Leda said...

Pea hummus???I have to try it!
I found you blog today.... it is amazing!
...oh, you have one new follower...from Milan;-)