I love split pea soup, but since I'm vegan it can be difficult to find good soup without bacon or cream. This is a easy option that tastes very elegant. Bonus the dash of Extra Virgin Olive Oil is amazing for reducing bad omegas and lowering cholesterol.
Sorry I didn't take pictures of the steps, I wasn't expecting it to turn out so yummy!
First gather your ingredients:
2 cups dried split peas
5 cups water
2 cups vegetarian broth (chicken broth optional)
Half a large onion
Extra Virgin Olive oil (EVOO)
Salt & Pepper
Saute your onion until caramelized, about 2 mins.
Once your onions are done add your split peas, and water.
Cook on med. heat about 20 mins. or until tender.
Once pea mixture is at desired consistency, scoop 5 cups into blender. Blend until almost smooth. Mix with remaining pea mixture.
Add veggie or chicken broth and allow a minute for the flavors to meld.
Salt & Pepper to taste. Garnish with a drizzle of Olive Oil and paprika. Congratulations you have made split pea soup!