Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Split Pea Soup

I combined a couple of different recipes to make this soup. Day 1 it was "eh". Day 3 it was delicious.

Split pea soup
1 lb dried split peas (0.69)
1 medium carrot, chopped (0.25)
4 bay leaves (0.16)
1 T. veg bouillion (0.20)
6 c. water
1 bell pepper (0.75)
2 small onions, divided (0.40)
1 tsp cardamom (0.15)
4 cloves garlic (0.20)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
Total: $2.80 for about 10 cups, or $0.28 each.

Place split peas (rinsed and picked through), diced carrot, ONE diced onion, bay leaves, and water in a crockpot. Cook on low 6-8 hours, until soft.

Saute 2 cloves garlic, other diced onion, and diced bell pepper in olive oil until soft. Add to soup. Remove bay leaves. Add cardamom, salt, pepper to taste. Add final two cloves pressed garlic. Puree in blender or using immersion blender (I love that thing).

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