When I first looked at this recipe, I was unsure whether the split peas were to be cooked or not. Before attempting the recipe, I reviewed the other comments and opted to cook 1/2 cup yellow split peas before toasting them. I followed the others steps as described in the recipe although my lemon was perhaps more medium than small...After processing all the spread ingredients only for a few seconds, I ended up with a very runny texture which looks nothing like the thick spread in the picture. My suggestion would be that if you are cooking the yellow split peas, then skip the 1/3 cup of water as you will definitely have a runny spread if it's added. Seeing the spread I currently have on hand, I would also recommend trying to make this spread without cooking the split peas and see how it turns out.