Gingery split pea soup with coriander

Gingery split pea soup with coriander

What you'll need

  • 1 teaspoon coriander, ground
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 whole carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, with leaves, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 medium leek, white and light green parts, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 inches gingerroot, peeled and grated
  • 1 pound dried split peas, picked over and rinsed
  • 6 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 1 whole bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest, finely grated
  • 1 lemon sliced into wedges (for serving)

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Serves: 4

Cooking time: 2 hours

  1. Heat oil over medium-high heat. While it's heating, add in the coriander to bloom. Once good and hot, stir in the carrots, celery, onion, leek, garlic and ginger. Reduce heat to medium and stir occasionally until the veggies are softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in the peas, 4 cups of water, stock, salt and pepper. Add the rosemary sprigs (or mince the rosemary, then add). Bring soup to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce to a simmer for 1.5 hours, or until the peas are breaking down and making the soup thick. Remove sprigs and bay leaf.
  3. If you like a thinner soup, add a little water to desired consistency and rewarm over low heat. Ladle into bowls and add freshly squeezed lemon juice to taste, or a little drizzle of olive oil.

Submitted by: Liz

Thanks to: Cook This Now by Melissa Clark