17 May 2010

Meatless Day Challenge - A nice bowl of split pea soup

Meatless Day Challenge

The days are now starting to get colder.  The mornings are crisp but the sun warms up the day a little.  In the evenings it's nice to curl up on the couch with Hubby and my babies to keep warm.  Even better, on the couch with my family AND eating a nice bowl of hot soup.

I've never had split pea soup before but I thought I'd give it a go.  I'm glad I did.  I love the texture of this soup.  It's thick and has different layers of textures.  I've cooked split peas before.  I've made Indian Chana Dahl.  That dish made me realise that I do like to eat split peas.

I made garlic croutons to accompany the soup to add another layer to it.  It's quick and very tasty.  I used a light rye bread and quickly fried it in butter with garlic and parlsey till crunchy.

  • Olive oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • pinch salt
  • 2 cups dried split peas, rinsed and drained thoroughly
  • 5 cups of water
  • 1 tbl vegetable stock cube
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • .
  • Pinch paprika
  • Olive oil
  • garlic croutons
  1. In a pot, pour in olive oil and saute the onions still soft. Add salt.
  2. Add the split peas and water and stock cube.
  3. Simmer for 25-30 minutes or until the peas are cooked through
  4. Ladle 1/2 cup full of the peas into a bowl and set aside.
  5. Using a stab mixer or blender, puree the pea mixture till smooth
  6. Add the reserved pea mixture and lemon juice.
  7. If soup is too thick, add a little more water.
  8. To serve, ladle into a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and add croûtons.
  9. Lightly sprinkle a pinch of paprika.
Split Pea Soup @ Group Recipes

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/* */ Anh said...

Very delicious bowl of soup. It reminds me that I haven't made anything with split pea soup before.

/* */ penny aka jeroxie said...

Same as Anh, I don't think I have ever made anything with spilt peas before. Looks so delicious but not sure if I am able to handle it.

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