Friday, November 13, 2009

Chipotle Split-Pea Soup

Chipotle is a smoked jalapeño that adds a smoky flavor without the ham hock.

    2 cups dried split peas
    8 cups boiling water
    1 medium-sized onion, chopped
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    2 carrots, sliced diagonally
    1/2 cup chopped parsley
    1 tsp. chipotle, finely cut, to taste
    1 Tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce

• Simmer the split peas in boiling water until soft, about 1 hour.
• Add the remaining ingredients and continue cooking until the vegetables are tender, adding more water as needed.

Makes 10 1-cup servings