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Recipe: Yellow Split Pea & Spinach Stew

An easy option packed with plant-protein.

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Total time to prepare: 1 hour

Serves: 8


Ingredients

  • 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 1 Tbs. paprika
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 cups yellow split peas, picked over and rinsed
  • ½ lb. baby spinach
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

 Directions:

  1. Heat the oil in a large heavy pot over medium heat. Sauté the onion and carrot until lightly browned, 5-7 minutes. 
  2. Stir in the paprika and cumin. Cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. 
  3. Add the split peas and 10 cups of water. Bring to a boil. Stir well and reduce the heat to low. Simmer until the peas have dissolved into a rough purée, about 40 minutes. 
  4. Stir in the spinach and cook until tender, 1-2 minutes. Season with up to 1 tsp. of salt and pepper to taste. 

Per serving (1 cup): calories 220 | total fat 4.5 g | sat fat 0.5 g | carbs 34 g | fiber 16 g | protein 11 g | sodium 280 mg