Saturday, April 7, 2012

Vegetarian split pea soup

I threw this together this morning while making the kids oatmeal.  It's that easy.  Very few ingredients and healthy too!  Don't get me wrong, I love a traditional ham and pea soup...will be scooping up some sale ham after Easter for sure.  But adding some smoked paprika (and this is key...not regular paprika), really makes up for the lack of ham.  It's not even lunch time yet and my 2.5 year old has eaten multiple bowls of this as his 'snack'.  He also fed his little sister some which was pretty cute.

2 cups of green split peas
approx 5 cups of water
one low sodium organic vegetable broth cube
2 cooking onions chopped
1/2 tsp of salt (or more to taste)
smoked paprika to taste (a little goes a long way!)
approx 1 Tbsp olive oil
juice of half a lemon

Saute onions in oil over med-high heat until soft.  Add peas, water and broth cube.  Bring to a boil and then bring down to a simmer and cook until peas are soft.  Puree with a hand blender.  Add salt, lemon juice and smoked paprika.  Enjoy!  We'll be making Erica's carrot curry soup next!