Thursday, January 22, 2009

Vegetarian Split Pea Soup

Although many split pea soup recipes use ham for added flavor, this vegetarian and vegan split pea soup packs in the spices, including thyme, sage and bay leaves for a lower fat and cholesterol version of classic split pea soup. Soup is always an easy choice to make in a crockpot. Ingredients:

2 cups green split peas
8 cups water or vegetable broth
3 vegetable bouillon cubes
2 potatoes, chopped
2 carrots, sliced
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp sage
1 tsp thyme
3 bay leaves
salt and pepper to taste


Combine all ingredients in a crock pot or slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for at least 4 hours, or until peas are soft. Remove bay leaves before serving.

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