Just a quick one today - I was scanning through the Whole Living website the other day and came across an article titled '53 work day snacks'. Now, I'm a big snacker so it immediately caught my eye and I was intrigued at how they could think of so many different 'healthy' options. A lot of them I already eat regularly, but a new one I liked the idea of was the split pea crisps.
I adapted their recipe quite a bit, and find these little gems a crunchy and satisfying little treat.
What you'll need...
- 1 cup soup mix (or a mixture of dry split peas, barley and lentils) soaked in 3 cups of water overnight
- 1 tablespoon savoury/nutritional yeast*
- 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- Salt & pepper to taste
Pre-heat the oven to 150'C. Drain the legumes well and place in a container with a snug fitting lid. Add the savoury yeast, paprika, salt and pepper, close the lid and shake to distribute the flavours evenly. Now add the oil and shake again to coat the legumes.
Spread the legumes out evenly on a lined baking tray. Roast in the oven for 40 - 60 minutes, or until golden brown and crunchy. Allow to cool completely before eating.
*Savoury yeast (known as nutritional yeast in the States) can be found at health food stores. It is a complete protein and high in vitamins (particularly the B complex vitamins) making it a good substitute for vegans and vegetarians.
Other flavour suggestions
Although I haven't tried these yet, some other flavours you might like to try are:
- Cayenne and salt
- Cumin and coriander
- Garlic and lemon zest
- Tumeric, coriander and mustard