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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Split Pea Soup

Looking for healthy comfort food that's easy to make? Try this split pea soup from GetNatured!

Simple Split Pea Soup
1 1/2 cups split peas (green, yellow, or a mix), sorted and rinsed
6-8 cups of water
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
1-3 tsp liquid smoke (to taste, optional)
Sea salt (about 1 Tbsp) and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
  1. Heat the olive oil in a soup pot and add the onions and carrots. Saute until the onions are lightly browned.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer, partially covered, for about an hour. Serve the soup topped with homemade croutons.
To make croutons, I chopped up the heals of a few loaves of bread that were lingering in my fridge for just such an occasion. I tossed them with olive oil, salt, fresh chopped parsley, and minced garlic and baked them at 300 degrees until they were crunchy (about 25 minutes, turning once or twice).

Tip: Double the recipe and portion out leftovers into single serving reheat contains for easy grab-and-go lunches!

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