Saturday, April 18

Split Green Pea Soup with caramelized onions

Mmm...doesn't that just sound divine? Thats what I thought when I saw this recipe at pink of perfection. She used red lentils, but I had some split green peas soaking already, so I decided to try it out with those. I think any type of pea or lentil would work with this soup. It is simple, delicious and so easy to make! The caramelized onion really give it a nice sweetness. I added some plain yogurt to the topping mix as well. Yum!

Split Pea Soup with lemon and caramelized onion

3 cups split green peas
2 cup chicken stock
1 cup water
1 pinch curry
salt 'n' peppa
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 onion, sliced thin1 tablespoon butter
drizzle honey

To caramelize the onions: Melt the butter over moderate heat. Throw in the onion slices and cook until beginning to brown. Drizzle honey evenly over onions and continue to cook until onions are brown, sweet, and sticky.

In a small saucepan, combine split green peas with water, stock, curry, salt 'n' peppa. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until peas are soft and beginning to break down. Turn off heat, and stir in lemon juice. Serve with caramelized onions.