Dig in to a hearty bowl of yellow split pea soup. Sweet red pepper, fresh tomatoes and spinach leaves add color and flavor to this simple soup recipe.
Vegetarian Yellow Split Pea Soup
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
4 cups water
1 cup dry yellow split peas, rinsed and drained
1 1/2 teaspoons fine sea salt
1 1/2 teaspoons bittersweet paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Dash cayenne pepper
1 cup chopped fresh tomato
2 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
In large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and bell pepper; cook 5 minutes until softened, stirring occasionally.
Add water, split peas, salt, paprika, coriander, cumin and cayenne pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 45 to 55 minutes until split peas are tender.
Add tomatoes; simmer, covered, 10 minutes more. Stir in spinach.
Makes about 6 cups soup
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