Recipe courtesy of Kardea Brown

Golden Yellow Split Pea Soup

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You may have seen green split pea soup before, but I love the color the yellow split peas give my version. Turmeric also gives it a golden hue and lends an earthy flavor. For added creaminess, I like to dollop a little smoky sour cream on top.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 5 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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Ingredients

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic, carrots, celery and turmeric and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Add the peas, vegetable broth, thyme and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper.
  2. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce the heat to low and simmer until the peas are tender and the soup is thickened, 40 to 45 minutes. Stir in 1 to 2 cups water at the end of cooking if the soup is too thick.
  3. Meanwhile, stir together the sour cream, paprika and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Spoon the soup into serving bowls and top with the sour cream. Garnish with thyme, if desired.

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