Split Pea and Lentil Soup With Vegetables

Split Pea and Lentil Soup With Vegetables

Time: 1 hrs 50 mins

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces split peas
  • 8 ounces lentils
  • 1 1/2 cups carrots, cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 stalks celery, cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 10 leaves fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 3 small red potatoes, cut into half inch cubes
  • 1 bunch baby spinach
  • 1 (12 ounce) can V8 vegetable juice

Directions

  • 1 Rinse lentils and split peas well then add to boiling water and simmer until done, about 40 minutes keep checking water before this adding if water goes below beans, drain.
  • 2 Heat olive oil in large pot, saute onions and garlic over medium heat until onions are clear about 5 minutes.
  • 3 Add celery, carrots and 1 cup of water, simmer until al dente.
  • 4 Add 4 cups water and cooked lentils and split peas.
  • 5 Squeeze tomatoes, add juice and friut to pot.
  • 6 Add v8 juice, salt, pepper, paprika, and basil to pot.
  • 7 Bring to a boil reduce heat to simmer. Add potatoes and spinach, simmer until potatoes are done about 30 minutes, stirring at least every 10 minutes.
  • 8 Garnish with parmasean cheese.
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