Vegetarian Split Pea Soup


Ingredients:

  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups dried green split peas, rinsed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 2 celery ribs with leaves, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp dried marjoram
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 5 Tbsp shredded carrots
  • 2 green onions, sliced


Directions:

  1. In a large saucepan, combine the first nine ingredients, and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 1 hour or until peas are tender, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add salt and pepper and simmer 10 minutes longer.  Cool slightly.  
  3. In small batches, puree soup in a blender, then return to the pan.  Heat for 5 minutes.  Garnish with shredded carrots and green onions.  


Yield: 7 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 204 calories, 1 g fat ( 1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1047 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 13 g fiber), 14 g protein.