Sunday, March 13, 2011

Vegetarian Split Pea Soup

The first time I made split pea soup during college, I was shocked by the great flavor, especially compared to the canned varieties. The recipe below serves four people and costs about $2 to make. Nutritious, affordable, and flavorful--you can't go wrong with this hearty weeknight meal.

Vegetarian Split Pea Soup
Serves 4

1 cup dried green peas
1 can chicken or vegetable broth
3 medium carrots, pealed and diced
1/2 of a white onion, diced
1 teaspoon olive oil
1-2 cups hot water, as needed
1 teaspoon red pepper
1 teaspoon cumin
1 bay leaf
Salt and pepper

1. Heat olive oil over medium heat.
2. Add onion and carrots, saute about 10 minutes.
3. Add broth. Bring to a boil.
4. Add green peas, red pepper, cumin, and bay leaf. Reduce heat and cover.
5. Cook over low heat for about 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Add hot water to soup as needed.
6. Remove from heat. Add salt and pepper to taste.
7. Serve with crusty bread.

1 comment:

  1. This is a Mediterranean Staple. glad that you shared the recipe. This is very healthy and definitely cost effective.
    Thanks for sharing!


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