Recipe for Greek Style Split Pea Soup
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There are a few types of split pea soups in Greek cuisine. This on is hearty and includes aromatic spices, such as cumin. You can substitute coriander for cumin instead, if desired.
Greek Style Split Pea Soup (Aromatiki Soupa) Recipe Ingredients:
- 1/3 cup Greek olive oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 carrots, chopped
- 2 celery stalks, chopped
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 cup dried yellow split peas, rinsed
- 4 cups chicken broth, vegetable broth, or water
- Salt, to taste
- Pepper, to taste
- 2 tablespoons fresh, chopped parsley
Directions to Make Aromatic Split Pea Soup:
Pour the olive oil into a large saucepan and set the heat to medium. Let the oil heat for about a minute and then add the onions. Saute for about 2 minutes and then stir in the carrots and celery. Saute together until the onions are soft. This should take another 4 minutes or so.
Add the cumin and then stir in the split peas. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook the mixture for about 3 minutes. Stir in the broth, salt, and pepper and cover the pan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and then reduce the heat to low to simmer the soup for about 45 minutes to an hour, or until the split peas are soft. Stir in the parsley just before serving.
** This recipe contains olive oil, which isn’t permitted during strict fasting. If you adhere to a strict fast, omit the olive oil and using nonstick cooking spray in a nonstick pan to sauté, instead.
This post was written by Greek Boston