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Healthy Split Pea Soup

What you need: 

1/4 cup white wine (or vegetable stock, or water)
1 onion, chopped
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup split peas
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon dried oregano, optional
4 cups water or vegetable stock (I use salt-free)
1 large carrot or zucchini, chopped, optional
1 tablespoon miso or tamari, or about 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
pinch black pepper
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast, optional
1/4 cup sundried tomatoes (or olives), chopped

What you do: 

1. Heat a soup pot, and add the wine, onion and garlic. Stir them every so often until they're lightly cooked. Add the peas and the dried herbs.
2. Pour in the water or stock and bring to a boil. If you want a thick soup, use 3 cups water; you can add more when you puree the soup.
3. Cover with a lid, and turn down to simmer. The peas will take about an hour to cook, but if you leave them on for longer they'll get even softer. Add the carrot or zucchini about 20 minutes before you want to finish making the soup. This will allow them to soften, but not overcook.
4. Once the peas are fully soft, take the bay leaves out and puree the soup with a hand blender, blender or food processor. Add the miso, if using, and taste to be sure the flavors come together.
5. Stir in the black pepper, nutritional yeast, and then add the sundried tomatoes. They can be soaked before you add them to the soup, or let them soften in the soup for a few minutes.
Serve topped with chopped fresh cherry tomatoes and maybe some green onion. It's great along with a fresh green salad.
Source of recipe: To watch a free video of me making this healthy split pea soup, so I can show you the exact techniques that will make the perfect recipe, go to http://www.healthyveganrecipes.net/video/healthy-split-pea-soup

Preparation Time: 
15 min, Cooking time: 1 hour
Cooking Time: 
1 hour
Servings: 
4-6
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

This is wonderful! I used 3 potatoes as a thickener and threw in an extra carrot. You must really like oregano! The flavor is wonderful, but I think I'll tone it down to a single tablespoon next batch.

Thank you sooo much! This will surely become a staple in my diet. :)

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THIS IS THE BEST PEA SOUP ON THE PLANET!

Honestly, I have never tasted pea soup this sweet and lovely...I added white miso, 4 carrots and only used veggie broth in the entire recipe. It is sweet, not at all like most pea soups (which I also like) but has this lovely savour flavor I can not get enough of!

Thank you for a lovely recipe and 3 of the best bowls of soup I've had in a long time. A KEEPER!

:)>>>

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