Warm Yourself with a Bowl of Red Pea Soup
Do you find yourself in need of a hot and hearty soup on a chilly winter day? Look no further than this delightfully rich and tasty red pea soup! It’s a beautiful mix of ingredients, including a dash of Caribbean flavor and just a touch of spice.
This flavorful soup is sure to give you a warmth and comfort that isn’t easy to find, especially in the colder months of the year. It may take a while to prepare, but it’s definitely worth it. Plus, the combination of creamy red peas and aromatic herbs makes this soup a real feast for your senses.
– 2 tablespoons of olive oil
– 1 small onion, diced
– 1 celery stick, chopped
– 1 large carrot, chopped
– 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
– 1 cup of red split peas, rinsed
– ¼ teaspoon of smoked paprika
– ¼ teaspoon of ground cumin
– 3 cups of vegetable stock
– 1 tablespoon of freshly chopped parsley
– 2 tablespoons of freshly chopped coriander
– Salt and pepper to taste
1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
2. Add the onion, celery, carrot, and garlic and sauté for 5 minutes, until softened.
3. Add the red split peas, smoked paprika, cumin, and vegetable stock. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low.Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 25 minutes, or until the peas are soft.
4. Remove from the heat and add the parsley and coriander. Carefully blend the soup using an immersion blender, or hand blender, until smooth.
5. Season with salt and pepper as desired, then serve hot with a dollop of Greek yogurt or a drizzle of olive oil. Enjoy!
This red pea soup is a wonderful way to start the day, especially in the wintertime. And if you’re a fan of Caribbean cuisine, you’re sure to love this soup even more – the combination of cumin, paprika, and other spices offers an unforgettable kick of flavor.
It’s also a great dish to make with leftovers, as red split peas become even tastier when cooked slowly over time. To make the most of your leftovers, you can combine them with various vegetables, herbs, and spices and whip up a few different kinds of soups.
Just try this simple and delicious soup for yourself and you’ll see why it’s been a comforting winter favorite for generations!