Friday, March 25, 2011

Labbits Like: Curried Split Pea and Potato Soup


Pipkin just loves making soup, especially when it's thick, like this hearty split pea and potato soup. Pureeing only a small portion of the soup adds thickness but keeps some texture and stops it from resembling unappealing green goop. The curry gives this soup a warm spiciness, and served with a dollop of plain Greek style yogurt or sour cream and a side of sliced baguette and you've got a meal that will leave you feeling full. This soup also freezes well so you can make lots and have some in the freezer for those lazy nights you don't feel like cooking. Print the recipe here.

Curried Split Pea Soup
Ingredients:
10 cups veggie broth
1 lb dried green split peas, rinsed and drained
2 Tbsp EVOO
1 yellow onion, chopped
3-4 cloves fresh garlic, chopped
2 Tbsp curry powder
1 tsp oregano
1 bay leaf
S+P to taste
1 lb potatoes, chopped into 1" cubes
2 carrots, peeled and sliced
2 stalks celery, sliced


Preparation:
In a large pot over medium heat, heat olive oil and add onion. Cook the onion for a couple minutes, then add garlic and cook for another couple minutes, stirring occasionally and not letting the garlic or onions brown. Increase heat to high and add broth, split peas, spices and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for one hour.

Add in potatoes, carrots and celery. Simmer, stirring occasionally for 45 minutes or until soup becomes thick and vegetables are tender.

Remove the bay leaf, and puree 2 cups of soup in a food processor until smooth (this should resemble thick baby food).  Return mixture to pot and mix well with the soup.

Serve warm with a drop of plain non-fat Greek yogurt or sour cream.

Serves: 6 - 8 labbits

2 comments:

  1. Tried this one too, also yum! Although I liked the Potato-Parsnip Soup better, and am making that one again tonight. Thanks for inspiring me, labbits and labbit-mom! I never would have thought I could actually make soup.

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  2. Soup's the easiest thing to make! Soups tend to start the same way - oil or butter, onions, water or broth, add veggies, then puree! :) Glad you're trying out the recipes, and leaving feedback too! I love curry and potatoes, so this soup's right up my alley...or down my gullet. :P

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