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 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 4

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)

  • 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.

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 PER SERVING

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