This stew is a family favorite. Normally, split pea soup is flavored with ham hocks or some other non-vegetarian ingredient, but this recipe is totally vegetarian and can be vegan if the yogurt is left out. An added benefit: this is a one dish meal! The peas are full of fiber and protein, and the veggies and rice make for a well-balanced meal. Enjoy!
Step 1: Get ready...
First, dress up in an outfit that inspires you to cook.
This recipe provides four large servings (as the only dish), or up to eight smaller servings as a side dish.
For the stew:
1 1/2 cups split peas
1 cup onions, coarsely chopped
8 cloves garlic
4 cups vegetable broth
2 tbsp olive oil
8 oz spinach, stemmed
1/2 cup finely chopped flat leaf parsley
1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro
4 large tomatoes or 1 cup cherry tomatoes
1 tbsp fresh dill
pepper flakes to taste (~2 tsp)
salt and pepper to taste
For the rice:
1 1/2 cups basmati rice
3 cups water
lowfat plain yogurt