|London Particular – an "easy, peasy" soup|
Enter London Particular, a thin, smoky version of a basic split pea soup. It's warming and substantial enough that it will please the palates of hungry veg-heads and omnivores, alike. Plus, it's easy to make and is extremely frugal: I calculated the conservative cost per serving to be 50 cents, based on prices in the Philly region.
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- 1 cup dried split peas, soaked overnight in water [You can also use yellow or red split peas]
- 2 T Earth Balance
- 1 large onion, peeled and chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 5 cups vegetable broth
- Freshly ground pepper to taste
- Up to 1 tsp liquid smoke, or to taste
Drain and rinse the peas. In a stock pot, melt the Earth Balance and saute the onion and garlic until soft, about 5 minutes.
Throw everything else in the pot [Told you this is easy!]. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for about 1 hour or until everything is soft.
Carefully puree the soup in a blender or using an immersion blender. Adjust seasonings.