This hearty and slightly tangy spread, traditionally made with fava beans or yellow split peas, is served as a meze in Greece.
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1/2 pound yellow split peas
1 small onion, chopped
1 bay leaf
6 oil-packed sun-dried tomato halves, drained
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
3 large garlic cloves
2 shallots, chopped
3 large basil leaves
1 1/2 teaspoons dried Greek oregano
1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
Toasted pita triangles, for serving
How to Make It
In a large saucepan, combine the split peas with the onion, bay leaf and 4 cups of water and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook over moderate heat until the split peas are tender, about 25 minutes. Drain the split peas and discard the bay leaf.
In a food processor, pulse the sun-dried tomatoes with the vinegar, garlic, shallots, basil, oregano and thyme until minced. Add the split peas. With the machine on, slowly pour in the 1/2 cup of olive oil and process until a smooth paste forms. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer the dip to a bowl, drizzle with olive oil and serve with toasted pita.
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