Difficulty Easy
Pulse Type Dry Peas
Specialty Diet Vegan, Vegetarian

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Yellow Split Pea Dip

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes


  • 7 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided, plus more for serving
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced, plus more for serving
  • 1 cup yellow split peas, washed
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 lemon, juiced (about 4 tablespoons)
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • Toasted pita and crackers, to serve


  • Add one tablespoon olive oil to a medium pot over medium heat. Add scallions and garlic and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add split peas, water, and sea salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, cover partially and cook for 30-40 minutes, or until split peas are tender but not mushy. Drain off excess water.
  • Add cooked split peas (including garlic and scallions) to a food processor and pulse. Add turmeric, lemon juice, sea salt and black pepper and pulse. Blend while drizzling in remaining six tablespoons of olive oil.
  • Scoop into a serving dish and sprinkle with toasted pine nuts, sliced scallions, and a drizzle of olive oil. Serve with toasted pita or crackers and enjoy!