Posts Tagged ‘split pea soup’

Vegetarian Split Pea Soup

September 28, 2012

It is getting to be hearty soup season. This vegetarian split pea soup gets a subtle savory lift from a little miso paste. The combination of carrots, parsnip, celery, onion, garlic and leek, plus a little dill and bay leaves, gives the soup a little color and rich flavor.

My mother gave me some matzoh balls and I had the idea to add them to my split pea soup, thinned out quite a bit. Even though I usually associate matzoh balls with clear broth, this ended up being a very delicious combination.

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Martha Stewart’s Indian Spiced Yellow Split Pea Soup

May 28, 2009

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I made the Indian Spiced Yellow Split Pea Soup from Martha Stewart’s new cookbook. My husband gave it a B. I thought it was quite nice.

Here is the idea of the recipe: instead of using the usual aromatics (celery, onion, carrots, garlic), you use garlic, scallions, ginger, onion, hot pepper, with some turmeric added in. At the end, you add in some toasted cumin seeds and mustard seeds, lime juice, and some chopped cilantro. The turmeric gives it a lovely color and the flecks of green are a wonderful contrast. I think that the green part of the scallions would be nicer added in when the cilantro is added in. It turns kind of dark and unattractive from cooking the whole time.