Vegetarian Split Pea Soup

READY IN: 1hr 25mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition

DIRECTIONS

  • Place split peas in heavy large saucepan; add enough cold water to cover and let soak 15 minutes.
  • Drain peas and return to same pan.
  • Add 7 cups water or vegetable broth and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 45 minutes.
  • Heat oil in large heavy skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add onion and saute until golden brown, about 10 minutes.
  • Add garlic and saute 3 minutes.
  • Add onion mixture,carrots and celery ( and potato if using) to peas; mix in cumin and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Simmer until peas and vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.
  • (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Rewarm before serving, thinning with water if necessary.).
  • Ladle soup into bowls and serve.