Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Minted split pea bisque

Minted split pea bisque

Serves four

12 ounces frozen peas
7 cups spinach, divided
4 celery stalks (approximately 1 cup)
1 bunch mint (approximately 1/2 cup loosely packed)
1 large onion or 6 shallots
3 cloves garlic
4 pitted dates
2 teaspoons liquid aminos or 2 tablespoons of any no salt seasoning 
2 cups vegetable or chicken broth 
1 lemon, freshly squeezed (about 4 teaspoons)
4 cups water
2/3 cup cashews (to blend)

Simmer all ingredients (including only 4 cups spinach) except cashews for 8-10 minutes, then blend in a high-powered blender with cashews. Add the remaining spinach (3 cups) and let it wilt. Garnish with fresh mint if desired.

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