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Green Split Pea & Cauliflower Soup

This soup freezes well for up to 3 months.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) canola oil, cold pressed if available
  • 2–3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 4 cups (1 L) chopped fresh or frozen cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) dried green split peas, drained & rinsed
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) dried thyme leaves
  • 4 cups (1 L) vegetable or chicken broth
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) crumbled Old Cheddar cheese

Directions

In a large heavy saucepan or Dutch oven heat canola oil over medium temperature. Add garlic and onion, sauté until caramelized and fragrant, about 3-5 minutes.

Stir in cauliflower, dried split peas, thyme and broth. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes, or until peas are tender, may require another 5-10 minutes.

Remove from heat and carefully ladle into a blender or use a hand blender in the pot, to whir mixture to a chunky texture.

Return to saucepan, if necessary, and heat to a simmer. Season to taste.

Serve with crumbled cheese and a drizzle of cold pressed canola oil if desired.

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