Split pies are a wonderful source of plant-based protein and delicious to boot! Split peas are simply green or yellow peas (Pisum sativum) which has been dried, peeled and allowed to divide. One wonderful thing to get out of this process is that they cook much faster than their dried legumes, beans and chickpeas.
They are super nutritious, high in fiber and low in fat. They contain significant amounts of vitamins A and B, potassium and magnesium.
Moreover, they are very economical and surprisingly versatile. Of course, there is no such thing as a comforting bowl of sliced pea soup, but there are few other things you can conjure up with them, too.
Take a look at this OGP list of recipes for split peas and get some ideas to use this wonderful pulse in some of your upcoming fall and winter meals.
Light and fresh Vegan Split Pea Soup
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We are going to start with a shared pea soup, so let’s take a look at this Light and Fresh Vegan Split Pea Soup by Maria Koutsogiannis. This soup is great if you are on a budget or if you have a lot of mouths to feed. A large bowl of this soup fills you up and warms you up on a chilly evening.
2. Dhalpuri Roti: Trini Split Peas Stuffed Flatbread
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Dhalpuri Roti is a traditional dish from the Caribbean. It is a kind of soft tortilla dough that has been filled with a tasty filling, rolled out flat and cooked on a hot stone (or frying pan). This Dhalpuri Roti: Trini Split Pea Stuffed Flatbread by Nita Ragoonanan is such a fun recipe. The result is a delicious bread that can be eaten alone or with curry dishes or soups.
3. Lemony Balsamico Split Peas and Mushroom Risotto
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Here we have a recipe for a lot -onetraditional risotto. Laura Peill’s Lemony Balsamic Split Pea and Mushroom Risotto has no rice and no wine! But what you get is a delicious rich and beautifully structured ‘risotto’ that combines the tasty taste of peas and mushrooms with the crispy texture of pumpkin seeds.
4. Vegan Smokey Split Pea Soup
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Let’s see another soup recipe. Here, Julia Winnicki uses Vegan Smokey Split Pea Soup tempeh bacon bits to add the traditional smoky flavor to this rich and deeply tasty soup. You can buy tempeh bacon in the store or try to make something for yourself. Enjoy your soup with a large piece of crispy bread.
5. Slow-Cooked Split Pea Soup With Homemade Croutons and Coconut Bacon
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Here is another shared pea soup with the classic ‘bacon’ blouse. However, Larice Feuerstein uses coconut bacon in her recipe for Slow-Cooked Split Pea Soup with homemade croutons and coconut bacon. This is a hearty and hearty soup that is a perfect fall meal. The croutons give a wonderfully crispy bite to this thick and flavorful soup.
6. Yellow Split Pea Dahl
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Enjoying a great toast with this Yellow Split Pea Dahl from Taryn Fitz-Gerald is a wonderful way to warm yourself on a chilly evening. The split peas are boiled in coconut milk to add fullness and creaminess. Serve this with brown rice, or you can try cauliflower rice if you prefer a low-carb option.
7. Instant Pot Green Kitchari
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Here is a recipe for an Indian Ayurvedic dish that celebrates the mighty split pea. This recipe for Instant Pot Green Kitchari by Rachel Carr is a hearty and healthy meal that is traditionally eaten during times of illness, but which can certainly be enjoyed at any time. It is a dish filled with beautiful spices such as turmeric, fenugreek, ginger, cumin and coriander.
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Greek Fava is a basic dish that you can find in any Greek restaurant. It is usually served as a dip, not unlike hummus. Dimitra Kontou’s recipe for Greek Fava is a good starter or can be served as part of the main meal. Get some of your favorite dips and enjoy.
9. 3 Ethiopian stews
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Here’s another naughty ‘three for one’ statement! Melanie Sorrentino’s 3 Ethiopian stews are delicious, budget-friendly and super easy to prepare. Two of the three recipes are made with split peas, while the third is made with spinach. Serve the stews with some of your favorite flatbreads, or you can try making some traditional Ethiopian flatbread, Injera.
10. Greek Tarka Dhal
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Could this be more perfect for the cold days of autumn and winter? This Pumpkin Tarka Dhal by Laura Hemmington is an amazing and hearty dish that makes a great evening dinner. Yellow split peas are cooked with warming spices and served with a generous slice of toasted winter squash.
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