Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Exotic Moroccan Split Pea Soup Recipe

With the exotic flavor of cumin and ginger, you will be loving this taste of Morocco! Prep time does not include soaking time.

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup zucchini, chopped
1/2 cup red peppers, chopped
1 cup split peas, rinsed and soaked for at least 2 hours (green or yellow)
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons ground coriander
2 tablespoons brown sugar
5 cups water or vegetable or chicken stock
2 slices lemons, you can leave rind on or remove,your choice (1/4 inch thick or so)
1 cup tomato sauce or pureed fresh tomatoes
1/4 teaspoon cayenne, to taste
salt and pepper
4 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
sour cream (to garnish)

6 servings
1 hour 45 minutes 15 mins prep


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