Split Pea Soup

Serving 2
Ingredients
  • 1 cup of split peas

  • 6 cups of water

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil 

  • 2 tsp sea salt

  • 1/2 Tbsp cumin seeds

  • 1 tsp crushed fresh garlic

  • 1/2 cup chopped white onions

  • Optional:

  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro

  • 1/4 cup of pomegranate seeds

Direction

1. Add the split peas to a pot with about 6 cups of water, add a tsp of salt and bring to a boil for about 40 mins or until peas is soft. 

2. Remove from heat.  Get a potato masher and mash the split peas.  Add more water if you want a thinner consistency.  

3. In a separate pot add onions & olive oil, cook for 2-3 minutes.  Add cumin seeds, crushed garlic, curry powder and stir for about 30 seconds.  Add split pea and stir, keeping pot on low medium heat.  Add in about 1 tsp sea salt to taste. Cook for additional 5-10 minutes.  Let soup sit covered for 5 minutes then serve hot.  

Optional: Top with fresh pomegranate seeds, cilantro, diced cucumbers or served over rice.

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