We are in the process of cleaning up our pantry and crisper. Whoa , what a disorganized shopper I am ! I found a bag of Peas both yellow and Pigeon peas, some Ras el hanout a potato, a carrot , a stalk of celery and what not … We normally dont spend a lot of time for dinner , we’d rather spend that time eating or relaxing . I prefer one pot meals . This soup was not well thought. I randomly threw in everything into the pot and lo a spicy, steaming hot and unexpectedly tasty soup emerged. I had to post it !
2 small potatoes
A handful of presoaked yellow peas or any legumes of your choice
A stalk of celery
A serrano chili , or a chili of your choice
1/2 cup of diced tomatoes
A carrot 6-7 cups of water
1/2 teaspoon of Ras el hanout , if you dont have this spice mixture you can add some cinnamon and fennel seeds.
A garlic clove
A medium onion chopped
1. heat Olive oil in a pad and add the crushed garlic clove and the onions and saute until pink , then dump all the chopped veggies except tomatoes and 6 cups of water and let it simmer until the legumes are done. You can also precook the legumes before hand. Then add the tomatoes , salt , Ras el Hanout and cook until the tomatoes are tender.
2.Serve piping hot with some crusty bread. K decided its really hard to tear a ciabatta , for every bite, so he just tore bite sized pieces and added them to his bowl ! It was hearty and a keeper on our list !