Vegetarian Split Pea Soup

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Vegetarian Split Pea Soup

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I thought about throwing a couple handfuls of broccoli or spinach into this soup a few minutes before doing the puree.

Ingredients:
  • 1 T extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cups dried split green peas, picked over and rinsed
  • 5 cups vegetable broth
  • juice of 1/2 lemon (reserve the zest)
  • a few pinches of smoked paprika
  • more olive oil to drizzle
Preparation:
  1. Add olive oil to a big pot over med-high heat. Stir in onions and salt and cook until the onions soften, just a minute or two. Add the split peas and water.
  2. Bring to a boil, dial down the heat, and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the peas are cooked through (but still a touch al dente).
  3. Using a large cup or mug ladle half of the soup into a bowl and set aside.
  4. Using a hand blender (or regular blender) puree the soup that is still remaining in the pot.
  5. Stir the reserved (still chunky) soup back into the puree – you should have a soup that is nicely textured.
  6. If you need to thin the soup out with more water (or stock) do so a bit at a time.
  7. Stir in the lemon juice and taste. If the soup needs more salt, add more a bit at a time until the flavor of the soup really pops.
  8. Ladle into bowls or cups, and serve each drizzled with olive oil and topped with a good pinch of smoked paprika and a touch of lemon zest.
Serves

4 to 6