Yellow Split Pea Soup
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This easy recipe is vegan, low calorie and low in fat! Can be served as is over rice or add extra liquid to make this soup a bit thinner.
Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 4
  • 1 cup yellow split peas, uncooked
  • 2 cups water or vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • ¼ tsp cayenne
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1½ tsp cumin, whole seeds or ground
  • 2 whole cloves
  • dash pepper, to taste
  1. In a large pot, place the peas and water or vegetable broth, and bring to a slow simmer. Add the turmeric, cayenne and salt, and cover. Allow to cook for at least 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. In a large skillet or frying pan, heat the onion, cumin and clove in the butter. Cook for 4 to 6 minutes, until onion is soft. Add the onion and spices to the split peas, and allow to simmer for at least 5 more minutes.
  3. Add a dash of pepper and more salt, if desired, and serve hot with rice or alone in a soup bowl.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 207 Fat: 3.5 g Saturated fat: .6 g Carbohydrates: 32.8 Fiber: 13.2 g Protein: 12.5 Cholesterol: 0