Knock Your Sock’s Off Split Pea Soup
This recipe wowed the guys in our family and is a favorite to give as a gift for new mom.
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 onion chopped
2 carrots diced
3 large stalks of celery diced
4 cloves of garlic chopped
1/2 cup of split peas
1/3 cup of millet, quinoa or brown rice uncooked
10 cups of water/ vegetable stock
1 tablespoon of cumin
1 tablespoon of sweet paprika
2 tablespoons of hawaij soup spice
2 bay leaves
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
2 cups of frozen peas
1. Heat the oil in a large pot and add the celery, onion and carrot. Season with salt and pepper and stir till they begin to soften. 5 min.
2. Add the garlic, split peas and millet and stir in for 1 minute and add the seasonings.
3. Fill the pot with the water ( I prefer to start with 2 cups of boiling water to de glaze the bottom on the pot) then add the rest of the water. Bring the water to a boil and then set on a low flame. 40min – 1 hour until split peas fall apart. add additional salt / pepper to taste
4. Add the lemon juice and frozen peas, let it boil for 3 more minutes and then serve with cilantro or parsley.