Friday, May 3, 2013

Paleo "Split Pea" Soup

It's starting to be too warm for hot soup, but a few weeks ago when I created this, we were still enjoying cooler spring weather.  You could easily simmer this soup with a ham bone.  It would add thickness and flavor to the soup.  However, since I had chopped leftover ham on hand, I decided to throw this together quickly.  Even without the legumes, it has a nice comforting texture and flavor.

Paleo "Split Pea" Soup
1 large onion, chopped
2 c. carrots, chopped
1 medium sweet potato, diced
2 c. ham, chopped
2 heads broccoli, chopped
1 head cauliflower, chopped
4 c. chicken broth
2 c. water
3/4 c. coconut milk
2 t. salt
1 t. pepper

In a deep non-stick pot, saute onion and carrots in bacon fat.  Add sweet potato and ham.

In another pot (or in a microwave steamer) steam broccoli and cauliflower until tender.  Puree with coconut milk and a little broth until smooth.  Add to pot.  Season with salt and pepper.  Stir in remaining broth.  Simmer until all vegetables are tender.

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