Cookbook:Boiled Yellow Split Peas

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Boiled Yellow Split Peas
CategoryPea recipes
Time2 hours to overnight

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Serving Size: ¼ cup (45 g) (dry)
Servings Per Recipe: about 10
Amount per serving
Calories 110
Calories from fat 0
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 20 mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 28 g 9%
Dietary Fiber 12 g 48%
Sugars 2 g
Protein 10 g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2%
Iron 0%

These legumes are flavorful and healthy, but require soaking.


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Quick method

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  1. Pick over beans, then add hot water.
  2. Boil for two minutes.
  3. Set aside for 1 hour.
  4. Drain and rinse.
  5. Simmer until tender.

Overnight method

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  1. Pick over beans, then add cold water.
  2. Soak overnight, or 6 hours minimum.
  3. Drain and rinse.
  4. Simmer until tender.

Notes, tips, and variations

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  • As beans are a natural product, pick over beans, discarding any stones, dirt particles, or discolored beans before soaking or cooking.
  • If you have hard water in your area, adding ⅛ teaspoon baking soda will reduce the cooking time.
  • Make sure water covers beans by at least 2 inches (5 centimeters), check on water level every little while, and don't let the top beans get above the water.