Tuesday, May 01, 2012

RECIPE ~ Green Split Pea Soup

Springtime... soup time! And green soup, to boot.

2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 onion, diced
1 carrot, diced
1 stalk celery, diced
1/2 inch piece of ginger, minced
8 cups vegetable stock
1 1/2 cups dry green split peas, picked over
1/2 tsp each: paprika, sea salt, fresh pepper
1 tsp lemon juice

In a soup pot, heat the oil and cook the onion, carrot, celery and ginger over medium heat, til soft. Add dry peas and stock. Bring to a boil, then reduce and simmer for half an hour. Add remaining seasonings and cook at least 15 minutes more.

Serve with a fresh salad. For a larger meal, serve over rice pilaf, or with a grain salad and mixed greens.

Serves 4 to 6.


Anonymous said...

is it ok to add lard to this? it is common in split pea soup, so i am wondering why you left it out

Anonymous said...

Would love to make this, but split peas give me terrible gas!

Claudia said...

Hello! Lard is animal fat and all the recipes on this blog are vegetarian, sometimes vegan. Hope that helps!

Real Foods said...

I agree, this split pea soup would likely be delicious served with a crispy green salad.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I love your blog. Came across it recently and the recipes are amazing! Thanks so much for sharing! I was just wondering what is your position on reheating food? I have read recently that reheating food can increase ama. As I'm the only vegetarian in the house I often have a lot of my dishes left over so heat them up the next day. Is this a really bad thing to do? Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

very impressed with your blog. Thats what exactly I have been looking for since long. I read lot about ayurveda and try to follow as much as I can but knowing my dosha and knowing foods I should avoid and I left out in a position I cant really cook with minimal ingredients. but now you have solved my problem. I am all set for my ayurvedic cooking. Thanks a bunch for your great effort. Is there a way I can subscribe to your blog to get regular updates

Sylvia Dokter said...

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Claudia Davila (Fran) said...

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments! I hope you enjoy the latest recipe I just posted.

Womanistan said...

I was looking for a healthy soup to make this evening. Glad i found it :)

Thanks Claudia

Claudia said...

On reheating foods, the ayurvedic position is definitely to avoid this. Especially if using a microwave to reheat. It's wise to cook fresh every day. Personally I can't stand to waste food so if there are leftovers I do eat it the next day -- but more than that and out it goes!

A few ideas: if you are making something that produces a lot of food, leave half of it uncooked but ready-to-cook, and cook that the next day. Also if you love things like fresh-made muffins, pan bread, etc, you can have the mix pre-made and then add liquids and cook as needed.

Hope this helps! Thanks for everyone's kind words!

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