Creamy Split Pea & Carrot Soup

A rich, creamy, hearty soup, of split peas, carrots, ginger and turmeric. This super healthy soup is the epitome of comfort and is just what you need on a dreary day to make you feel that all is right with the world.





Prep time: Overnight

Cook time: 40 minutes

Serves: 6




Ingredients


  • 1 lb green split peas (dry)

  • 1 large red onion

  • 10 cloves of garlic

  • 1/2 oz fresh turmeric (about a thumb size piece)

  • 1 1/2 oz fresh ginger (about 2 thumb size pieces)

  • 3 Large carrots

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 tsp ground cumin

  • 1 tsp paprika

  • 1/2 tsp coriander

  • 4 cups vegetable broth (or water)

  • 2 tsp salt (plus more to taste)



Instructions


  1. Rinse and soak peas in cool water overnight (soaking is optional but recommended)

  2. Peel and roughly chop onion, ginger, and turmeric

  3. Peel and crush garlic using the side of your knife (don't chop)

  4. Wash and chop carrots into wheels

  5. Add tbsp of olive oil to large stock pot on medium heat

  6. Add onion, ginger, turmeric - stir and let sweat for 2 minutes

  7. Add garlic and carrots

  8. Add 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp paprika, and 1/2 tsp coriander and stir to coat

  9. Let sweat for 2-3 minutes

  10. Drain and add peas to pot

  11. Add 4 cups of vegetable broth (or water)

  12. Cover and bring to boil then reduce heat and let simmer covered for 25-30 minutes

  13. Add 1-2 tsp of salt and juice from 2 limes

  14. Place a slice of bread in a high power blender (optional but recommended for optimal creaminess)

  15. Transfer soup to high power blender and blend on high until smooth

  16. Serve and garnish with olive oil, cracked pepper, and lime




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