From The Peaceful Palate by Jennifer Raymond
Makes 10 servings
1 onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, sliced
2 potatoes, diced
3/4 c. split peas, rinsed
2 bay leaves
6 c. water or vegetable stock
2 medium zucchini, diced
1 medium stalk broccoli, chopped
4 c. spinach, chopped
1/2 tsp. basil
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. salt
Place the onion, celery, potatoes, split peas, and bay leaves in a large pot with the water or vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 1 hour.
Remove the bay leaves. Add the remaining ingredients with the exception of the salt. Simmer for 20 minutes.
Transfer to a blender in several batches and puree until smooth. Return to the pot, add salt to taste, and heat until steamy.
Per serving: 120 calories, 5 g. protein, 0 g. fat