Split Pea Dip w/Red Onion and Kalamata Olives

October 29, 2013 • appetizers, Babies, Toddlers & Kids, Greek Food, Lemons, Uncategorized, Vegetarian

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This might just be the healthiest dip I’ve ever made.  That being said it has layers of flavor that you wouldn’t expect.  It can be made ahead of time and served cold with pita chips as the perfect app.  I’m always looking for creative appetizers to serve and this one will certainly surprise your guests.  If you’re kids like to dip just about anything like mine do, they will love this!!

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Split Pea Dip w/Red Onion and Kalamata Olives

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried split peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 small white onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. Greek oregano
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • drizzle olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. kalamata olives, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. red onion, chopped
  • small bunch flat leaf Italian parsley, chopped
  • Pita chips/pita slices for serving

Instructions

Place split peas in a medium sauce pan and cover with water. Be sure the water just covers the peas. Do not add water to the top of the pan.

Over medium heat, bring to a boil.

Reduce heat to simmer and add onion, garlic, butter, Greek oregano, and salt.

Cover and simmer for 1/2 hour. Most of the water will be absorbed.

Remove cover and add 1 1/2 cup water and lemon juice. Drizzle with olive oil and stir.

Cover and continue to simmer for another 1/2 hour.

Remove from heat and, using a hand blender, puree until smooth and creamy. The consistency will thicken over time after pureeing, so don't be alarmed if doesn't have the consistency of a dip at first.

Place in a serving bowl, cover and chill until needed.

Before serving, top with kalamata olive, red onion, and parsley. Serve with pita chips or pita slices.

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One Response to Split Pea Dip w/Red Onion and Kalamata Olives

  1. Jenny says:

    Oi…Denne mÃ¥ jeg se pÃ¥ skjønner je.. Har akkurat det samme &qoeo;problemtt&quut; som deg med 3 fjernkontroller !!!!De ligger i en skuff i bordet til vanlig, men det er et styr nÃ¥r tv`n skal pÃ¥ !!!Vi kjøpte en gang en fjernkontroll noe ala denne du viser, men ingen og da mener jeg bÃ¥de vi OG ungene (som vanligvis mÃ¥ lære oss alt hehe )fikk til Ã¥ legge inn alt pÃ¥ denne ene fjernkontrollen ;)Takk for tipset :))Ha en fin helg.Klem,kari

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