Monday, May 25, 2009

split pea, lentil, and unsplit pea soup

Combine 1/2 cup split peas + 1/2 cup lentils + 3 cups water
bring this to a boil and then let it simmer, covered, for about 45 minutes (until the split peas are "done")

then add the following:
one 15 oz can of peas
one bunch of celery cut up
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp nutmeg (or to taste)
1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)

then continue to cook for at least another 15-20 minutes. You might want to leave it uncovered for part of this time if you want the soup a little thicker.

I guess you could add the spices earlier, especially the bay leaf. You could also add a tbsp of olive oil.

This recipe is so easy it hardly counts as "cooking"! It's great with rice.

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