Hearty Split Pea Soup with Sun-Dried Tomato Gremolata

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Hearty Split Pea Soup with Sun-Dried Tomato Gremolata
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
65mins
Category:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on June 22, 2024

This delightful split pea soup is a perfect comfort food for chilly days. The addition of sun-dried tomato gremolata adds a unique twist and enhances the flavors of the soup. It's easy to make and will warm you up from the inside out.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dried split peas, rinsed and drained
  • 8 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • Zest of 1 lemon

Directions

  1. In a large pot, combine split peas, vegetable broth, onion, carrots, celery, garlic, thyme, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 30-40 minutes until peas are soft.
  2. While the soup is cooking, make the gremolata by mixing sun-dried tomatoes, parsley, pine nuts, and lemon zest in a small bowl.
  3. Once the soup is ready, blend it with an immersion blender until smooth. Alternatively, you can blend it in batches in a regular blender.
  4. Serve the soup hot, topped with a spoonful of sun-dried tomato gremolata. Enjoy with crusty bread or a side salad.

Interesting Facts

  • Split peas are high in protein and fiber, making them a nutritious addition to your diet.
  • Gremolata is a traditional Italian garnish made of fresh herbs, citrus zest, and nuts. It adds a burst of flavor and freshness to dishes.