Saturday, November 5, 2011

Curried Pea Soup with Sun Dried Tomatoes

Here is all I had to buy at the store to make pea soup - peas, an onion, and a few carrots.  I think pea soup is one of the simplest and tastiest soups out there, and it doesn't hurt that it is really inexpensive to make.  Below is my favorite way to make pea soup. 

Olive oil
1 large onion,  diced
2 medium carrots, sliced in rounds
16 oz (or 2 and 1/4 cups) dried split peas
9 cups water, plus more as needed
apple cider vinegar, to taste
Tablespoon minced garic
3 teaspoons curry powder
3/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes

1) Warm two tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat in a large soup pot.

2) Add garlic, carrots and onion to olive oil, and cook for 10 minutes.  Stir occasionally.

3) Add split peas, sun-dried tomatoes, curry powder, and water.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer.  Leave pot uncovered and let cook for 90 minutes.  Stir occasionally.

There you have it - curried pea soup with sun dried tomatoes.  The cooking time takes awhile, but it is not a very needy recipe.  It basically cooks itself and is a great way to get your daily required vegetables.

Peas never look the prettiest, so don't judge a book by it's cover :)

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