Monday, 28 May 2012

Split Pea Soup

Split Pea Soup
¾ c green or yellow split peas, soaking optional
4 in soup stick
½ tsp turmeric
1 tsp ginger chopped
½ c white rice
6 c water
½ tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt or to taste
4 tbsp olive oil
3-4 cloves garlic chopped
1 med onion chopped
1 tsp oregano
½ tsp black pepper
2-3 tbsp lemon juice - here the lemon is a foreground taste

Boil the split peas with the first group of ingredients, rice, water and a touch of oil for 10 minutes, reduce heat and simmer until the peas are tender (about 45 minutes), then add the salt. Sauté the garlic in the olive oil for about 3 min, add the onions and spices and sauté on a low flame until the onions are transparent. Add the sautéed vegetable spice mix to the soup, adjust salt and pepper, and cook at least another 10 minutes. Add lemon juice, stir and serve.

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