Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Day 223 Yellow Split Pea Soup with Spiced Yogurt

Yellow Split Pea Soup with Spiced Yogurt

1 Tablespoon Earth Balance
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 Yellow Onion, diced
2 Cloves Garlic, minced
1 Inch Piece of Ginger Root, peeled and minced
1 Branch of Fresh Sage
1 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cloves
1 1/2 Cups Yellow Split Peas, soaked for at least an hour
2 Celery Stalks, diced
2 Carrots, peeled and chopped
7 Cups Water
Grated Peel and Juice of 1 Lemon

Spiced Yogurt

1/2 Cup Plain Coconut Milk Yogurt
1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric
1/2 Teaspoon Paprika
1/8 Teaspoon Cayenne
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
Pinch of Salt
Soaked Yellow Split Peas

1.  Heat the Earth Balance and oil in a soup pot and add the onion, garlic, ginger, sage and salt.  Cook for a minute and add the cumin and cloves.  Cook 3 to 4 minutes.  Add the peas with the celery, carrots and 7 cups of water.  Bring to a boil, then simmer until the peas have completely fallen apart.
Soup before blending

2.  Use an immersion blender to blend the soup. Season to taste with additional salt, the lemon peel and lemon juice.

3.  Whisk the spiced yogurt ingredients together.  Garnish the soup.

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