Split peas are packed with B vitamins (especially folate and thiamin), manganese, and contain 16 grams of fiber per cup. For the cold weather months ahead, it’s hard to find a healthier soup ingredient.
Dietary fiber helps:
- Lower cholesterol
- Control blood sugar
- Prevent constipation
- Weight control
Layne’s Easy Split Peasy Soup Recipe
Ingredients Choose organic when available:
- 2 large red onions, chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 cups water
- 1 cup split peas
In a large saucepan, on high heat, sauté onions with oil until they are caramelized, about 7-minutes. Add water to the pan and bring to a boil. Then add split peas. Lower heat and simmer for about 60-minutes or until split peas are tender and most of the water is absorbed. Serves 3.
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