Split peas are not just for soup! They shine in this pasta salad recipe with fresh tomatoes and lemon basil dressing. —Palouse Brand
dried split peas
green onions, sliced
grape tomatoes, sliced in half lengthwise
basil leaves, chopped
fresh lemon squeezed
clove garlic minced
salt and pepper to taste
In This Recipe
Bring water to a boil and add split peas, reduce heat to a soft boil for approximately 25 minutes or until they are just tender. Drain and rinse until cool while preparing the remainder of the salad.
Bring water to a boil, add pasta and reduce heat to a soft boil until pasta is cooked, but not over cooked. Drain and rinse with cold water until cool.
In a small saucepan on medium heat, add olive oil, minced garlic and oregano. Sauté until garlic becomes tender and slightly brown, approximately 3 minutes. Remove from heat, add the lemon juice, stir together and set aside until cool.
Place all ingredients together and toss with dressing, add some shredded cheese if you like and it is ready to serve.