Yellow Split Pea and Potato Soup

A tangy cilantro-yogurt sauce tops off this ginger-, jalapeño- and curry-flavored soup.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

Soup

1
tablespoon hot chili oil or vegetable oil
1
large red bell pepper, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1
large carrot, diced (1 cup)
1
teaspoon finely chopped gingerroot
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 1/2
cups dried yellow split peas, sorted, rinsed
2
medium potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch cubes
1
red jalapeño chili, seeded, finely chopped
1
tablespoon curry powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
cups vegetable or chicken broth
1
can (14 oz) coconut milk (not cream of coconut)

Cilantro-Yogurt Sauce

1/3
cup plain yogurt
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1/4
teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook bell pepper, onion, carrot, gingerroot, garlic and chili in oil, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender.
  • 2 Stir in all remaining soup ingredients. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 25 to 35 minutes or until peas and potatoes are tender.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix all sauce ingredients until blended. Top each serving with sauce.

Expert Tips

Coconut milk is made from the flesh of coconut, not the thin liquid found inside the ripe fruit. It's also a very popular addition to curries.

Save yourself some time by grabbing a jar of grated gingerroot found in the grocery produce section. It's a quick way to add zest to your meals!

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
400
(
Calories from Fat
140),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
11g,
11%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
590mg
590%;
Total Carbohydrate
52g
52%
(Dietary Fiber
18g
18%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
15g
15%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%;
Vitamin C
70%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.