Difficulty Easy
Pulse Type Dry Peas
Specialty Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Recipe Contributed By Two Peas and Their Pod

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Split Pea Guacamole

Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes


  • 1 cup split peas, dried
  • 3 cups water
  • lime, juice of one
  • 2 avocado, ripe; cut in half, pit removed
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp jalapeno pepper, diced
  • 3 tbsp onion, red; diced
  • 3/4 cup cilantro, freshly chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • Tortilla chips, for serving


  • Rinse the split peas and place in a small pot. Add water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat. Cover and simmer for 35 minutes. Drain excess water if necessary. Transfer the split pea mixture to a food processor or blender. Add the lime juice and puree until creamy. Transfer the pea mixture to a bowl and let cool.
  • Scoop out the avocado flesh and place in a large bowl. Smash the avocados with a fork and stir in the split peas mixture, garlic, jalapeno, onion, and cilantro. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Serve with tortilla chips.