Cypriot louvana soup (yellow split pea)
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  • 3 white onions (2 cups, chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil + 4-5 tablespoons for garnish
  • 1 cup Louvana (yellow Split Pea)
  • ¼ cup brown rice (or any other rice)
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable stock
  • Salt, Pepper
  • ½ cup black olives
  • 1 lemon
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 10-14 cherry tomatoes
  • Some rocket leaves
  1. To a large saucepan over medium heat, add olive oil, onion and sauté for 3-4 minutes.
  2. Add 3 liters of hot water, yellow Split Pea, red lentils, onion powder, brown rice, vegetable stock, season with a little salt and pepper and cover to simmer for 35-40 minutes, or until yellow Split Pea are soft and ready.
  3. Use an immersion blender, or transfer soup to a blender, and purée until creamy and smooth.
  4. Taste and adjust seasonings, adding, salt, pepper or onion powder as preferred.
  5. Serve with black olives, lemon juice (as needed), cherry tomatoes, rocket leaves and drizzle with 1-2 tablespoons olive oil.
5-6 Servings
Recipe by - Delicious & Nutritious at