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Sugar Pumpkin Green Tea Soup
Servings: 2
Ingredients
  • 5 cups water
  • 2 Lipton® Pure Green Tea bags
  • 1/2 cup dried yellow split peas
  • 1/4 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup cooked sugar pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Optional: Garnish with sun dried tomatoes and/or sliced jalapeño
Instructions
  1. To prep the cooked pumpkin in this recipe, we chopped it into large chunks, removed the seeds, and boiled it with the skin on until soft.  It is much easier to remove skins once it is cooked. Drain the water after boiling and allow to cool.  Then peel off the skin with a spoon or knife.  You can also do the same by roasting the pumpkin at 400 F for 30-40 minutes until soft and then removing the skin. Set aside.

  2. Start by bringing 4 cups of water to a boil in a large pot
  3. Then add the tea bags and steep for 3-4 minutes
  4. Remove the tea bags, and add the split peas
  5. Cook over medium heat with the cover on for 35-40 minutes, or until the peas are tender
  6. Allow the cooked peas to cool, and in a blender, add everything in the pot (peas + liquid), onion, garlic, and the cooked sugar pumpkin
  7. Blend until a smooth, creamy consistency has been reached
  8. Pour the blend back into the pot, add 1 cup of water, and also add paprika and cumin
  9. Cook over low heat for 10 minutes
  10. Add salt and black pepper, to taste
  11. Optional: Garnish with sun dried tomatoes and/or sliced jalapeño, and serve with Lipton® iced green tea as the perfect beverage pairing!