Split Pea Stew with Chunky Vegetables

Split Pea Stew with Chunky Vegetables Category Stews 
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Ingredients And Procedures

1 1/2 c Yellow split peas, dry

6 c -- water

2 Plum tomatoes OR

1 md Tomato -- chopped

2 Garlic cloves -- chopped

1/4 c Parsley -- chopped

1 t Dill weed, dried OR

1 tb Dill, fresh -- chopped

2 c Sweet potatoes -- peeled,cubed

2 c Broccoli florets, small

Chopped parsley for garnish

soak peas in 4 cups water for 4 hours or longer. In a medium saucepan, bring peas and soaking water to a boil. Add tomatoes. Simmer, covered, until peas arevery soft, 20 to 25 minutes. In a blender or food processor, puree 2 cups of pea mixtureuntil smooth, adding a little extra water if necessry. Return pureed peas to the saucepan. Cover and keep warm. In a large, deep pot, combine onion, garlic, parsley, dill, sweet potatoes and remaining 2 cups water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 6 to 7 minutes. Ad broccoli and simmer another 6 to 8 minutes, or until broccoli is tneder but still crunchy. Add pea mixture, reduce heat to low, cover and cook gently until just heated through. Serve garnished with parsley. Serves 4. Per serving: 271 cal; 16 g prot; 1 g fat; 54 g carb; 0 chol; 38 mg sod; vegan

Source: Vegetarian Times, Jan 92/MM by DEEANNE

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