A hot bowl of comforting pea soup is the perfect way to warm yourself up on a cold evening. Curl up on your sofa and relax, enjoying this heart-warming serving of ha-pea-ness!
Legumes, such as dried peas, are a great source of protein and iron and are an important part of any diet. This soup is easy on the pocket, but filled with nutrition and taste! Serve it as a main dish or as an appetizer with some toasted whole wheat bread for that delightful crunch.
- 1 onion, chopped
- Oil, for frying
- 1½ cups dried peas (or 330 g)
- 2 large carrots, grated
- 2–3 liters boiling water
- 1 bunch of parsley or dill, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, chopped
- Spices, to taste: cumin, paprika, black pepper, and salt
- Fry the onion until golden brown.
- Add the carrots and garlic and fry for another 3 minutes.
- Add all of the spices (except the salt), and stir briefly.
- Add the peas, stir, and add the water to the pot, making sure the peas are fully covered.
- Cook on low heat for about an hour, stirring occasionally. When the soup is nearly ready, add the parsley or dill (but save a little to use as a garnish when serving), and add salt to taste.
- Pour into your favorite deep bowl and sprinkle with the chopped herbs.
- For a more velvety texture, blend before serving.
- Substitute lentils for peas, if you prefer them: try 1 cup of red lentils plus ¾ cup of green lentils.
- Try topping with nutritional yeast before serving!
- Still hungry? Try our weekly plant based meal plan for more yummy ideas.
Keywords: Soup, pea, main dish, side dish, high in protein, high in iron, easy
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