Split Pea & Basil Soup

Split Pea & Basil Soup

Original Post by Teri in Mar, 2010

This recipe reminds me of my mother whenever I make it. Her recipe was a little different than mine is, but I always remember eating her creamed soups and absolutely loving them. So I guess you can say she inspired me to create my own. Fresh basil is the best, but if you don’t have it my Basil Blend is a nice substitute.

Ingredients:

  • 1 TBSP vegetable oil
  • 1 Large Onion
  • 1 clove garlic (crushed)
  • 8 oz split peas (soaked overnight)
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • 1 TBSP vegetable stock
  • 1 Large potato diced
  • 4 quarts water
  • 3 TBSP Basil Blend Real Sea Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper to taste

Garnish:

½ cup light cream mixed with Basil Blend

Instructions:

Heat the oil in a large saucepan and saute the onion and garlic for 5 minutes. Add the drained split peas, tomato paste, stock concentrate, potato and water. Bring to a boil & add basil leaves and seasonings. Cover and simmer for 40 minutes, or until peas soften.

Let cool slightly. Puree the soup in a blender. Return to the pan and reheat before serving. Garnish with a swirl of cream mixed with basil.

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