Another fabulous creation soup that will definitely comfort you in Winter months. Especially when in lockdown soup is indeed a luxury meal. You can always cook it in big batches and freeze them. Have them reheat and dinner is served.
Found this yellow splits peas the last 3 packed on the shelves in the supermarket. Thought it’s handy to have them as it is dry ingredient and next year it expired. Got two types of potatoes that are not looking good anymore and on sales.
Added to my fresh ingredients and here’s my comforting delicious meal with the last bunches of asparagus. This is my comfort, hearty warm bowl of soup that are healthy delicious. Let’s cook!!!
250 g carrots, washed
250 g creamy baby potatoes, washed
250 g sweet gold potatoes, washed
250 g yellow split peas or lentil, washed soaked and drained, cooked according to packet until tender and fully drain (approx 35 minutes; 3 c water for 1 c peas.)
150 g celery, washed and chopped
150 g red capsicum
150 g green capsicum
150 g yellow capsicum
1 brown onion
2 cloves garlic
25 g butter
700 ml vegetable stock plus extra if necessary
1 orange juice and zest
Fresh oregano, washed and plucked
1 or 2 bay leaves (opt)
Salt and pepper
2 bunches of asparagus, stem removed, cut lengthwise
1/2 Tbs butter
Peel potatoes, sweet potatoes, onion, garlic and carrots. Chopped all the vegetables into bite size, onion into thinly slices and finely chopped garlic.
In a large saucepan, melt butter. Add vegetables on low heat to sweat them in butter for about 10-15 minutes. Pour the stock, split peas and bring to boil, season with salt and white pepper; reduce heat to simmer and add bay leaves and oregano; cover and cook for 35 – 45 minutes until vegetables are tender.
Stir in juice and zest of orange. Remove bay leaves and from heat and let cool for 10 minutes. In the meantime, cook asparagus with a bit of butter until tender. Liquidise the soup in a blender until smooth. When ready to serve the soup, add asparagus into the soup. Enjoy!!!
Note: if soup have gone cold warm up in microwave before serving.