Bissara

Hearty Moroccan split pea soup

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed 
  • 6 cups water 
  • 1/3 cup olive oil 
  • 3 cups dry green split peas 
  • 3 sprigs fresh parsley 
  • 1 dried red chile pepper 
  • 2 teaspoons paprika 
  • 1 teaspoon cumin 
  • 1 pinch salt 
  • 1 pinch black pepper 

Directions

  • Fry garlic in the vegetable oil in a large pot over low heat until lightly browned. 
  • Pour in water and olive oil. 
  • Stir in split peas, parsley, chili pepper, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper. 
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. 
  • Simmer for about 55 minutes, stirring occasionally so that the peas do not stick to the bottom of the pot. 
  • When the peas are tender, mash them with a wooden spoon until smooth. 
  • Stir in additional water to reach desired consistency.
  • Drizzle with oil olive before serving.

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