Still sick! Yay…
I’ve grown accustomed to living off soup and NyQuil, but I have a good feeling it’ll end soon considering it’s been over a week. Moving on, let’s talk about this bomb ass soup. I can’t complain, I know I say that a lot, but after having liquid-y food for a week, I think that means something. So get your butts in the kitchen and give it a try.
I love the density of this soup, it’s not a light one where you’re still looking for more afterwards. You’ll feel nice and full after. Reeeal satisfying.
There is a great blend of veggies in here, along with a good amount of spices. Also, I f*cking love lentils and split peas… when they get all soft… YUM.
Portions of this recipe were borrowed from Verna at The Cheeky Chickpea.
- 2 c of split peas
- 1 c lentils
- 9 c water
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 bay leaves
- 3 tbsp water or broth
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 3 carrots, diced
- 4 celery stalks, diced
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp coriander
- 1/2 tsp thyme
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp liquid aminos (optional)
- 1 tsp liquid smoke (optional)
- 3 c spinach
- Rinse the green split peas and lentils well and add them to your favorite soup pot (5 qt or bigger) with salt, bay leaves and water. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
- While peas are simmering add onions, broth, pinch of salt & pepper to a med/lg skillet . Saute on medium heat for 5-7 minutes or so till onions are soft and slightly caramely, then add rest of veggies and cook for 5 minutes or so till slightly softened.
- After 15 minutes add rest of ingredients to the pot, cover and continue to simmer for an additional 45 to 50 minutes, stirring occasionally , until peas are (fall apart) soft.
- Right before you take it off the heat, add in the spinach, let the leaves soften and cook for about a minute or so.
- Remove from heat and season with more salt and pepper if desired. If the soup seems to thicken add more water if you like, or broth.
- Frying your veggies first is optional but adds extra flavor
- Enjoy that sh*t!