Good source of protein and fiber.
Delicious, hearty dried peas are so easy to prepare, requiring no presoaking and cooking up in about 30 minutes. Green split peas are also an excellent source of dietary fiber, and a 1/4-cup portion provides 13 grams of protein. In fact, they’re such a good source of plant-based protein that many of our protein powders are made from peas, so add them to your mental protein foods group! Dried split peas are also a good source of iron.
Bob’s Red Mill Green Split Peas makes cooking pea soup, salads, dals, curries, casseroles, meatless patties and other dishes easy. If you save your ham bones, you’ll make the yummiest green split pea soup to enjoy on a cold, wintery day. Just cover split peas and a ham bone or hock with water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat with onion, bay leaf and seasonings. Then add carrots and celery and simmer until soft—voila, delicious pea soup! Serve with a squeeze of lemon juice to bring out the flavors.
You can also heat split peas in a slow cooker with water, olive oil and salt for a simple-yet nutritious side. Or blend cooked peas with garlic, olive oil, lemon juice and cumin for a colorful spin on hummus. Split peas are also fantastic blended with lentils and other dried beans in soups and stews: pick up some today!