Organic Barley & Split Pea Soup
Dried broth mix
200g green split peas
200g yellow split peas
150g dried red lentils
150g dried green lentils
2 cups water or more if needed
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 white onion, diced
1 leek sliced
1 ¼ cups carrots, chopped
2 cups Courgettes/ kale/ winter greens
½ cup tomatoes, chopped
1 teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon celery/ fennel/ cumin seed
½ teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon turmeric
½ teaspoon ground coriander
½ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
Empty the jar of dried ingredients in a large pot and cover with water by two inches.
Let soak overnight, the barley and legumes will swell.
Drain the mix and place back into the pot.
Add to the vegetable mix, bay leaves and water and bring to the boil.
Cover, turn down heat and cook 1 ½ hours.
While this is cooking:
Heat the oil in a skillet / skip sautéing and roast all the veg...
Saute the onion for 5 minutes.
Add the carrots and cook one more minute, then add the courgettes/ kale / spring greens and cook another 5 mins.
At the end of the cooking time for the beans add the bouillion and this sauteed mix.
Add the tomatoes and all of the spices. Bring back to a boil then turn down to medium and cook 30 more minutes.
Taste for seasoning with possibly a little more salt.
Ready to serve.