Mediterranean Split Pea Dip

Mediterranean Split Pea Dip

Course: Appetizers / Snacks
Difficulty: Easy
Pulse Type: Dry Peas
Specialty Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Occasion: Mediterranean Diet
Nutrition: 1/2 cup serving
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 servings


Cooked Split Peas

  • 1 cup split peas cooked
  • 2 cups water (to cook the split peas)
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced

Split Pea Dip

  • 1 clove garlic whole
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbled
  • 2 cups tomatoes diced, drained
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp paprika smoked paprika if preferred
  • 1/2 tsp salt {more or less to taste}


  1. Rinse 1 cup of dry split peas and place in a saucepan along with 2 cups of water, the onion and 4 minced garlic cloves. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover with a lid and simmer 25 to 35 minutes, or until tender.
  2. In a food processor put the cooked split peas, whole garlic clove, feta cheese, diced tomatoes, lemon juice, paprika and salt.
  3. Pulse until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides occasionally.
  4. Put the Mediterranean Split Pea Dip in a serving dish. The dip can be served warm or you can refrigerate for two hours before serving. Serve with warm pita bread.
  5. Cover and store the leftovers in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

Recipe by A Cedar Spoon