Instant Pot Split Pea Soup

Ingredients

1 pounds dried split peas
1/2 large onion, diced
2-4 carrots, peeled and sliced
5 cups vegetable broth
1.5-2 cups non-dairy unsweetened milk (or 2 more cups broth or water)
1 tsp liquid smoke
1 T olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
optional seasonings: 1/2 cup fresh chopped kale, 1/3 cup chopped basil, 4 minced garlic cloves

Process

If you have the time, you can sauté the onions and garlic until soft or caramelized and go from there. If not (as I did not last night), you can just throw it all in with the beans.

Add beans and sautéed or raw vegetables and remainder of ingredients except salt, pepper, and non-dairy milk to pressure cooker. Bring to high pressure. Cook for 15 minutes and then allow to naturally depressurize.

Warm the milk slightly and then add to the soup and stir in. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve with fresh bread, salad, or fruit. 

Potato and Split Pea Curry

Ingredients

  • 5 tsp olive oil
  • 1 large or 2 small onions chopped
  • 1-2 hot peppers diced
  • 4 tsp cumin
  • 2 TBSP minced garlic
  • 3 TBSP minced ginger 
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 ½ tablespoons curry powder or garam masala (your preference)
  • 1 large can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 8-10 medium potatoes chopped small (1/2 inch)
  • 2 carrots peeled and sliced into thin slices
  • 2 cups split peas
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Process

Sauté onions, peppers, garlic, ginger, and spices in olive oil. When onions are soft add diced tomatoes, broth and split peas and let cook at a boil for 20 minutes. Add and carrots and potatoes and continue to cook at a soft boil until potatoes and peas are almost done. Add the tomato paste and coconut milk and cook for an additional five. Serve over rice.