Green Split Pea Soup Recipe
Silky green with a hint of ginger, this soup makes a colorful entrée in a festive meal.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Soaking time: overnight
Baking time:45 minutes
1 cup green split peas, rinsed
3 cups fresh water
Bring to a boil in a large pot:
Drained, soaked peas
½ medium onion, minced (about 2/3 cup)
¼ fresh ginger root, peeled and grated
4 ½ cups fresh water
Reduce heat to low and simmer, with the lid ajar, for about 40minutes, until [peas are soft. Turn heat off, and let sit for 5-10 minutes to cool.
Blend in blender in small batches or in food processor. (A blender will create a smoother, silkier texture.)
Add while blending:
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons salt or to taste.
Garnish with fresh parsley sprigs.
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