Split Pea Garden Patch

I love coming up with new flavors and tastes when I cook split peas and lentils.. This is a keeper.

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Split Pea Garden Patch Soup (Serves 4)

  • 2 cups split peas, rinsed well
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 carrots, cut chunky
  • 3 Poblano peppers, seeded and diced
  • 2 Jalapeño peppers, seeded and diced
  • 1 Hot Pepper, seeded and diced (Optional and totally necessary if you like hot)
  • 1 zucchini, cut in cubes
  • 1/2 bunch parsley, minced
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • Sumac (Optional to give salty taste) and ground black pepper to taste
  • 6 cups filtered water of vegetable broth

Add washed split peas, veggie broth or filtered water, onion, garlic and celery to a large pan. Bring to a boil, cover and turn to a low boil. (Split Peas take 1 to 1 1/2 hours to become soft and creamy.)

Add carrots, peppers and zucchini when prepped. Stir, cover and continue cooking on a low boil.

When split peas are fully cooked, add parsley, cilantro, sumac and ground pepper. Stir.

Continue cooking until parsley and cilantro are soft. Serve and enjoy.