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Vegetarian Split Pea Soup Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Cathy Owens
Added: Tuesday, February 1, 2011

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 large onions chopped
teaspoon salt
2 cups dried split green peas, picked over and rinsed
5 cups water or vegetable stock
juice of lemon (reserve the zest)

Directions:
Directions:
Add olive oil to a big pot over med-high heat. Stir in onions and salt and cook until the onions soften. Add the split peas and water. Bring to a boil, turn down the heat and simmer 20 minutes, or until peas are cooked through. Set aside one half the soup and puree the remaining half. Stir the chunky soup back into the puree to create a nicely textured soup. If you need to thin the soup, do so little by little with water or soup stock. Stir in lemon juice and salt to taste.

Ladle into bowls and serve each drizzled with olive oil and topped with a pinch of smoked paprika and a touch of lemon zest.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This soup tastes good with chunks of cooked carrots in it, too!

 

 

 

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