A delicious warming soup!
1 cup split peas 6 cups homemade vegetable stock
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1 large onion minced
1 ½ cups peeled and chopped sweet potato
1 tsp dried tarragon, crushed
2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
½ tsp ground cumin Cayenne pepper to taste
Fresh cilantro sprigs to garnish
Soak split peas for 6 to 8 hours in enough fresh water to cover them completely. Drain, place in a large pot and cover with vegetable broth. Bring to a slow boil and cook for 30 minutes.
In a separate frying pan melt coconut oil and sauté the minced onions until they are soft.
Once split peas are cooked, add the sweet potato, tomatoes, herbs and spices. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until the sweet potatoes become tender (about 20 minutes).
Garnish with cilantro before serving.
Nothing like a nice big pot of simmering soup on the stove!