Spicy Split Peas

Spicy Split Peas

Looking for an easy side dish made using legumes? Then try this spicy split peas recipe - ready in just 50 minutes.

Prep Time

10

Minutes

Total Time

50

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

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)
  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.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Lighter Spicy Split Peas:
For 3 grams of fat and 120 calories per serving, decrease butter to 1 tablespoon and use nonstick skillet.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 170
    • (Calories from Fat 60),
  • Total Fat 6g
    • (Saturated Fat 3g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 340mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 20g
    • (Dietary Fiber 10g,
    • Sugars 1g),
  • Protein 8g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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 Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.