Finnish Golden Split Pea Soup(Vegetarian)

Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

Finland--the country of thousands of lakes, endless forests, long winters and light summer nights, lies between Sweden and Russia. Every Thursday is pea soup day nationwide. You can use golden split peas or green split peas, it tastes good either way. I put together this soup from several different recipes.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine vegetable stock,split peas,salt, and bay leaf in large pot.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low and simmer 20 minute
  3. Mince the onions and garlic, chop the carrots, potatoes and celery.
  4. Saute the veggies in 1 tablespoon olive oil about 5 minutes, then add to the pot.
  5. Simmer an additional 40-50 minutes, until peas are very soft and almost disintegrating.
  6. Purée the soup in a blender or food processor until it is quite smooth or you can leave partially chunky, according to your taste. The soup will be thick and yummy.
  7. Add the mustard, allspice, thyme, cumin and pepper and reheat gently. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  8. Enjoy!
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