Green Split Pea & Basil Salad
Talk about fresh tasting - - go with anything salad! Most of us associate green split peas with green split pea soup. You don’t have to do that anymore because we are introducing our delicious green split pea and basil pasta salad. It’s a new favorite! The recipe proves that green split peas are not just for those cold winter days when you want to curl up by the fire and settle in for a soup night.
Our green split pea pasta salad is super easy to prepare, freshly flavorful, with just the right amount of texture and color. Our pasta salad recipe with green split peas is very good with salmon or any favorite main dish you might choose to dish up. This pasta salad recipe is terrific for dinner outside, family picnics and BBQ’s. Its light dressing does not interfere with the pure flavors in this green split pea pasta salad recipe, but is a huge compliment to it.
Our Palouse Brand Split Peas
We know from experience that the very best way to enjoy any type of food is to begin with the freshest ingredients possible. Nothing could be fresher when it comes to green split peas than those that come straight from our fields to you! Our heirloom variety of Green Split Peas are smooth, dark green, and packed with the flavors of the rich Pacific Northwest Soil. We can also guarantee that each bag is triple cleaned and of the highest quality. There is simply no substitute for flavor and, we only grow the best.
How to Cook Split Peas
Bring to a boil over high heat, stir, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer until the split peas are tender but not mushy and most of the liquid is absorbed. It should take about 20 minutes.
Do Split Peas need to be soaked?
Nope! Split peas cook up super quickly, even without soaking. Making them a quick protein for any recipe.
Now back to that extremely tasty Green Split Pea Basil Salad. We hope your mouth is watering just thinking about it!
Green Split Pea & Basil Salad
Split Pea Recipes, Salad Recipes
1/2 cup Clear Creek Split Peas
3 cups Farfalle pasta (bow tie pasta)
1 container grape tomatoes, sliced in half lengthwise
7-8 fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 fresh lemon squeezed
1/4 cup premium olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. oregano
1/8 tsp lemon pepper
Salt & Pepper to Taste
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 overcooked. 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.
Place all ingredients together and toss with dressing, add some shredded cheese if you like and it is ready to serve.
Find some of our other favorite Split Pea Recipes:
Split Pea Power Smoothie!! Start your morning engine with our split pea smoothie protein recipe! You can make it with split green pea flour milled in your NutriBullet – can you believe it?
Not your average Broccoli Salad We have recreated this once favorite broccoli salad, and we know you will fall in love with our rendition of broccoli salad.
Green Split Pea Dahl You are going to fall in love with the ingredients and seasonings in our vegan split pea dahl to be served over your favorite rice!
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I made this for dinner tonight. I was looking for an alternative meal to use the green split peas. The salad did not disappoint. I also added celery and black olives. A must try.