It has been a while since I wrote last. I am back with some news…..my husband and I are expecting our first baby in April 2012! We are very excited. Perhaps through all the changes going on, I needed a break from blogging.
I figured that soup was a good comeback for early fall. It’s not easy to find a good, vegetarian version of this soup, so here is mine. It’s simple and delicious for lunch or light dinner.
Vegetarian Split Pea Soup
1 pound split peas
1 large onion, diced
3 celery ribs, diced
1 carrot, diced
4 garlic cloves, sliced
1 tbsp lemon zest ( from one lemon)
1 tsp Hungarian paprika
1 tsp nutmeg
salt & pepper to taste
1.5 quarts water
- Sweat the vegetables until soft and add the split peas and spices.
- Cover with water and bring to a boil, then simmer until peas are soft.
- Once soft, puree using a hand blender (also called a bur mixer) and add zest and check for seasoning. Serve with paprika and a little drizzle of good quality olive oil.