East African Sweet Pea Soup

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 135.8
  • Total Fat: 2.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 75.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 24.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.9 g
  • Protein: 4.6 g

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Number of Servings: 6


    2 c chopped onions
    1 tsp minced garlic
    1 T vegetable oil
    1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger
    1 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp pepper
    1/8 tsp cayenne
    1 tsp coriander
    1 tsp ground cumin
    1/4 tsp ground cardamon
    1/8 tsp ground cloves
    1/4 tsp cinnamon
    1 tsp turmeric
    2 tomatoes chopped
    1 sweet potato, diced (about 2 c.)
    3.5 c water
    3 c frozen peas


Saute onions and garlic gently in oil in a covered pot, stirring frequently, for 5-10 minutes, until onions are just translucent. Mix in the ginger, salt and spices and saute for a couple of minutes, stirring often. Add the tomatoes and sweet potato. Stir well. Add 1.5 c. water and stir to dissolve the spices and deglaze the bottom of the pot. Bring soup to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 5 m inutes. Add 2 c peas and simmer, covered, for another 10 minutes, or until the peas and sweet potato are tender. Remove from heat. Add last 2 c water. Puree the soupd in a blender or food processor until smooth. Return to pot, add remaining cup of peas, and gently reheat.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PATTYINATHENS.

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