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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!

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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

Garnish:
   lowfat plain yogurt
 
angelabchua4 years ago
just a few things.

a) awesome i'ble
b) love the dress
c) love the serving plate!
annuaire4 years ago
Wow, had been looking for this one forever :D Nicely done
Joe Martin4 years ago
Fabulous pictures! They really make this Instructable!!

Top job :)