Split Pea Parmesan Spread

This is like a really thick, spreadable version of my all-time favorite soup — split pea. Green split peas are easy to find, very cheap, easy to cook, nutritious…oh, and delicious!

I love this high-protein spread on crackers of flatbread, or with your favorite veggies in a sandwich.



  • 2/3 cup cooked green split peas (1/4 cup uncooked)
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1-2 tbs diced onion
  • 2 tbs parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbs low- or non-fat cottage cheese
  • 1/8 tsp dried basil
  • 1/8 tsp dried parsley
  • pinch celery seed
  • pinch dried ground thyme
  • dash pepper
  • 1/8 tsp salt, or to taste
  • 2 tbs onion, diced


In a saute pan over medium heat, saute the onion in 1 tbs of the oil, and add the garlic when the onion is almost soft. Then combine all ingredients in a bowl, and mix evenly. Adjust seasonings if necessary. Blend in a food processor if you like, or just leave it chunky.






4 responses

  1. I’ve never thought of making split peas into a spread–what an original idea. I’ll have to try it on sandwiches for lunch when soup isn’t practical:)

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