Spicy Split Peas

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

Ingredients

3
cups water
3/4
cup dried green or yellow split peas (6 oz), sorted and rinsed
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1
teaspoon finely chopped gingerroot or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2
teaspoon ground cumin
1
small onion, finely chopped (1/4 cup)

Directions

Directions

  • 1 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.
  • 2 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.

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Tips

Expert Tips

For 3 grams of fat and 120 calories per serving, decrease butter to 1 tablespoon and use nonstick skillet.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
170
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
10%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
340mg
14%
Total Carbohydrate
20g
7%
Dietary Fiber
10g
40%
Sugars
1g
Protein
8g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
8%
8%
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;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.