We continue our culinary trip around Europe with a selection of heart-healthy and very appetizing recipes!
Straight from Germany, here’s the recipe of their delicious Pea Soup. The original recipe includes the addition of lean sausage, but this is not recommended for people with high blood pressure, so we have left it out
- 400g of green peas, dried and shelled
- 400g of potatoes
- 2 litres of vegetable stock
- 1 carrot
- 1 leek
- 1 celery stick
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 75g of diced, lean bacon
- 1 tbsp of marjoram
- freshly ground pepper
In a non stick large pot, sauté the chopped onion and bacon gently until the onion is transparent.
Finely chop the carrot, the leek, and the celery stick.
Peel and dice the potatoes.
Pour 2 litres of vegetable stock over the onion mix. Add the peas, potatoes, and vegetables. Bring to a boil and simmer on low heat for approximately 60 minutes.
Season with freshly ground pepper and dried marjoram.
Garnish with chopped parsley and sliced spring onion, and serve.
Source: European Society of Cardiology/ The European Cook Book
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