Monday, March 10, 2014

Split Pea Soup - two ways

Here are two recipes for split pea soup, one with white potatoes and the other with sweet potatoes.

Split Pea Soup with White Potatoes

vegan split pea soup

8 cups vegetable stock
1 onion, chopped
2 celery stalks, sliced
2 carrots, chopped
1 teaspoon celery seed
1 teaspoon basil
2 tablespoons parsley flakes
1/2 teaspoon salt-free seasoning
2 bay leaves
2 cups dried split peas
1/4 c barley
2 potatoes, diced

In a large pot, saute onions in 1/4 cup water or vegetable stock for 5 minutes. Add celery and carrots and saute 5 more minutes, adding more liquid if necessary. Add garlic, celery seed, basil, parsley and salt-free seasoning and cook one minute longer.

Put the remaining water or vegetable stock into the pot along with the bay leaves, peas, barley and potatoes. Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover and cook over low heat for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until peas are tender.

Place all ingredients in a pressure cooker and cook at high pressure for 6 to 10 minutes. Allow pressure to release naturally.

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Split Pea Soup with Sweet Potatoes - from Forks Over Knives Cookbook

l large onion, diced
1 medium carrot, diced
1 celery stalk, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 bay leaf
2 teaspoons minced rosemary
2 teaspoons thyme leaves
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced
1 1/2 cups split peas
6 cups vegetable stock
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Place the onion, carrot and celery in a large saucepan and saute over medium heat for 10 minutes, or until the onion is translucent. Add water 1 to 2 tablespoons at a time to keep the vegetables from sticking to the pan. Add the garlic, bay leaf, rosemary, thyme, paprika, sweet potato, split peas, and vegetable stock and bring the pot to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and cook until the peas are tender, about 50 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Make the soup even more colorful and nutritious by adding fresh spinach during the last two minutes of cooking.

Pea Soup with Spinach
Split pea soup with spinach
And here's are recipe for Curried Split Pea Soup.

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