Split Pea Guacamole

Split Pea Guacamole

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High in potassium and low in salt, avocados may help reduce blood pressure and the risk of stroke. Ounce for ounce, an avocado contains 30 percent more potassium than a banana, a dietary staple for many people with high blood pressure. Make a variation of the ever-popular guacamole  dip by adding in split peas!

Source: Two Peas and Their Pod

Ingredients

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

Directions

  1. Rinse the split peas and place in a small pot. Add water and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce the heat. Cover and simmer for 35 minutes. Drain excess water if necessary.
  3. Transfer the split pea mixture to a food processor or blender. Add the lime juice and puree until creamy.
  4. Transfer the pea mixture to a bowl and let cool.
  5. 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.
  6. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste.
  7. Serve with tortilla chips.