Herbed Split Pea Soup Recipe

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Herbed Split Pea Soup

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2 tablespoons olive oil
2 medium onions, chopped finely
1-2 tablespoons finely snipped thyme, or other fresh herbs
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
freshly ground pepper
2 cups green or yellow split peas, or a combination
5 cups broth or water
zest and juice of 1 small lemon or orange
paprika for sprinkling (sweet, hot, or smoked!)

In heavy bottomed stock pot, heat oil. Add diced onions and thyme. ook and stir over medium heat a few minutes to soften and to start browning of the onions. Add the salt, pepper, peas, broth or water. Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer and gently simmer for about 30 minutes, Add the zest and juice. For a great texture, pour half of the soup into a food processor with steel chopping blade in place and whirl to puree. Add back to the remaining soup. Reheat. Scoop into individual soup bowls and sprinkle with paprika.

Recipe created 2013-12-17.

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