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Minted Split Pea Soup    Veg   HT   SP   95mins


Serves 4    Hot  Vegetarian  Vegan  Pulses  Soup  Dairy Free  Eggless



225g/8oz Green Split Peas, pre-soaked

1.2L/40fl.oz. Water

1 Onion, finely chopped

1 tbsp Vegetable Oil

1 teasp Soy Sauce

1 level tbsp Dried Mint

Salt and Pepper




1. Place the water in a large saucepan together with the peas, bring to the boil, stirring from time to time then reduce the heat, partially cover the pan and simmer gently for 10 minutes.


2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a medium saucepan, add the chopped onion and sauté for about 5 minutes, stirring.


3. Add the soy sauce, mix well and continue to cook for a further 5 minutes.


4. Add the onion mixture to the split peas together with the mint, stir well and bring back to the boil.


5. Reduce the heat, cover and continue to cook gently for about 1 hour, stirring from time to time and adding a little more water if necessary to prevent the soup becoming too thick or sticking to the bottom of the pan.


6. Season with salt and pepper and serve.



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