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    Golden Split Pea Soup

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    1 hr 20 mins

    20 mins

    1 hr

    dicentra's Note:

    This is from my Low-Fat Moosewood cookbook. Your house will smell like an Indian restaurant! The soup is a beautiful dark gold color. Don’t use green or brown lentils, it just won’t be the same. This makes a lot, but you can freeze it. Even my one year old loves this! Serve topped with plain yogurt and chopped cilantro. Pass pita bread.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a soup pot, sauté the onions in the oil for about 8 minutes, until golden, stirring frequently.
    2. 2
      Add the cumin, turmeric, coriander and ginger and cook for another minute.
    3. 3
      Add the split peas, water, sweet potatoes, apples, cinnamon, and chili powder, cover and bring to a boil.
    4. 4
      Lower the heat and simmer for 40 minutes, or until the split peas are tender.
    5. 5
      In a bowl, combine the tomatoes, lime juice and soy sauce.
    6. 6
      When the split peas are tender, add the tomato mixture.
    7. 7
      Puree the soup in a blender (in batches) or with a stick blender, adding more water if needed.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 27, 2012

      45

      Tastes wonderful. Since I doubled the recipe it took a while to prepare the vegetables- peeling and chopping sweet potatoes and onions, grinding ginger, cutting the tomato and the like. I used the blender and the result is a creamy, golden soup. Low calorie. Worth the effort.

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    • on November 16, 2007

      55

      Excellent soup! I expected the color to be more yellow, but it is a lovely vibrant orange. All of the flavors work really well together and make this soup spicy (but not overly hot), savory and a little sweet --- nicely balanced! I used gala apples, but I would love to try this with something more pungent next time, like granny smith. A great, rich, filling and healthy soup that the whole family enjoyed (19 months and up!) Thanks!

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    • on August 02, 2007

      55

      Delicious! So much flavour and the texture is lovely. I made the full batch so I could freeze some for busy weeknights later. I'll definitely be recommending this recipe to friends and family. Thank you.

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    Nutritional Facts for Golden Split Pea Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (489 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 214.5
     
    Calories from Fat 14
    92%
    Total Fat 1.6 g
    2%
    Saturated Fat 0.2 g
    1%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 225.8 mg
    9%
    Total Carbohydrate 42.0 g
    14%
    Dietary Fiber 12.6 g
    50%
    Sugars 10.8 g
    43%
    Protein 10.5 g
    21%

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