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Split Pea Salad

Tender split peas and fresh tomatoes and herbs make a light and tasty salad perfect for potlucks, BBQs, and picnics!
Bowl with a vibrant mix of split peas, tomato and parsley.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Chill time: 20 minutes
Makes: 2 cups
Nutrition Facts: View label

Ingredients

½ cup dry split peas (green, yellow or a mix)
1 ½ cups broth (any flavor) or water
2 green onions (or ¼ cup finely chopped onion)
1 cup diced tomato
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
¼ cup Italian salad dressing

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine split peas and water or broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer peas until just tender but still holding their shape, about 20 minutes.  Drain if needed.  Set aside to cool.
  3. In a bowl, combine the cooked split peas, onion, tomato and parsley.  Add the dressing and toss lightly.
  4. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Comments

The flavor of this salad will vary a bit due to the salad dressing used.  However, I have made it and served this salad at a few events and it has been very popular with adults.  It is very affordable and easy to make, a little unusual, but quite tasty!

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