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Prep: 10 min - Cook: 40 min
4 Servings


• 3 cups water
• 3/4 cup dried green or yellow split peas (6 oz), sorted and rinsed
• 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
• 1 teaspoon finely chopped gingerroot or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
• 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
• 1 small onion, finely chopped (1/4 cup)


1. In 3-quart saucepan, heat water and peas to boiling. Boil uncovered 2 minutes; reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer about 25 minutes or until peas are tender but not mushy; drain.

2. In 10-inch skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Cook gingerroot, salt, turmeric, cumin and onion in butter about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender. Stir in peas until evenly coated.

1 SERVING: Cal 150 (Cal From Fat 55), Fat 6g (Sat Fat 4g), Chol 15mg, Sodium 340mg, Carbs 24g (Fiber 9g), Pro 9g
% DAILY VALUE: Vit A 6%, Vit C 0%, Calc 2%, Iron 8%
EXCHANGES: 1½ Starch, 1/2 Fat


For 3 grams of fat and 120 calories per serving, decrease butter to 1 tablespoon and use non-stick skillet.


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