Split Pea Soup With Spring Garden Vegetables Recipe

Leeks on cutting board Soup

I like to make this hardy soup for lunch after working outside during these cold, early, spring, days.  Only the hardiest plants like kale and leeks have survived in the garden over the winter and they taste strong and sweet.
250 ml (1 cup) split peas
750 ml (3 cups) water
30 ml (2 tbp) grd turmeric
300 ml (1 -1 /4 cup) chopped leeks
50 ml (1/4 cup) oil
15 ml (1 tbp) grd cumin
15 ml (1 tbl) grd coriander
15 ml (1 tbl)  grd allspice
4 clove spikes
500 ml (2 cups) chopped kale
salt to taste
Combine split peas, water & turmeric in a pot. Bring to a boil.  Turn the heat down. Simmer for 20 minutes.  Set aside.  In a skillet heat  oil until rippling.  Add  leeks and fry for 5 minutes. Add cumin, coriander, allspice and cloves and cook for 1 more minute.  Pour  leeks and spiced oil into the soup pot.  Add water if necessary.  Add the kale and cook 5 more minutes.  If you have any leftovers so much the better!  The longer this soup sits the more infused with flavor it becomes.


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2 Responses to Split Pea Soup With Spring Garden Vegetables Recipe

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  2. This looks fantastic. Love the combo of spices.

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