Feb 13, 2012

How to make the world's easiest healthy soup

RE-POST............

Cauliflower and pea soup

Here you have it, the world's easiest soup. Well not really, but it is pretty simple and made all in one pot - just warm, purée, and serve!

Ingredients:
2 ½ cups green or yellow split peas
1 large onion, peeled and chopped
3 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 head of cauliflower, cut into small florets - or try 1-2 small sweet potatoes if using yellow peas (to thicken and sweeten)
2 celery stalks, chopped
Pinch of rosemary
Pinch of thyme
Fresh oregano
Pinch of sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 large bunch of greens (kale, spinach or chard)

Directions:
1. In a large soup pot, put 6 cups of water and bring to a boil over high heat. Add the split peas, onion, carrots, cauliflower, celery and herbs. Stir and bring to a boil again.

2. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, until the peas and vegetables are tender, about an hour. If you prefer a creamy soup, transfer half the mixture to a blender and blend until smooth. Return it to the soup pot and mix well to combine.

3. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

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