Looking for an easy side dish made using legumes? Then try this spicy split peas recipe - ready in just 50 minutes.
cup dried green or yellow split peas (6 oz), sorted and rinsed
tablespoons butter or margarine
teaspoon finely chopped gingerroot or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
teaspoon ground turmeric
teaspoon ground cumin
small onion, finely chopped (1/4 cup)
In 3-quart saucepan, heat water and peas to boiling. Boil uncovered 2 minutes; reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer about 25 minutes or until peas are tender but not mushy; drain.
In 10-inch skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Cook gingerroot, salt, turmeric, cumin and onion in butter about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender. Stir in peas until evenly coated.
For 3 grams of fat and 120 calories per serving, decrease butter to 1 tablespoon and use nonstick skillet.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
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- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.