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Yellow Split Pea Soup Recipe

"This is a great new twist on traditional pea soup," remarks Lynn Jurss of Thousand Oaks, California. "It tastes wonderful and has a sunny yellow color."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 1 hour YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 large celery rib with leaves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 pound dried yellow split peas
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup pistachios

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, saute onion and celery in oil and butter until tender. Add broth; bring to a boil. Add peas; return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour or until peas are tender.
  • 2. Stir in lemon juice, cumin and pepper; simmer for 5 minutes. In small batches, puree soup in a blender; return to the pan. Heat for 4-5 minutes. Garnish with parsley and pistachios. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 cup) equals 374 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 959 mg sodium, 57 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable.