Cypriot & Vegan: Louvana

Before I tell you about the Cypriot dish we made I want to take a second to say – I LOVE SKYPE!🙂 Otherwise I wouldn´t be able to cook with so many people. And I never would make it to my goal of 50 vegans this year! But I´m pretty positive to make it now!🙂 Thanks a lot, Skype!

Okay we made another soup dish – my Cypriot Skype teacher Ana and me – although it´s rather a puree than a soup. I mean it´s cold outside and what helps better to warm you up then a wonderful delicious hot pea soup?🙂

The soup/puree we made is called Louvana. It´s usually made during times of fasting as it contains no meat or dairy products. So it´s vegan by itself! The soup is made with ‚louvana‘ which are small, yellow split peas. That´s where the name is from. But you really can use any yellow peas or split peas for this delicious soup. And here´s what you need else:

Louvana

  • 300 g yellow split peas/louvana/yellow peas
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • 1 big cup rice
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • the other 1/2 lemon, cut into wedges for serving

Wash the peas, put in a pot with about 1l water. Bring to a boil.

I the meantime you can chop the onions. Heat olive oil in a frying pan. Add onions. Fry until lightly browned.

When peas are almost done add the rice and the fried onions with oil. Cook until rice is soft as well.

Add salt to taste. Add lemon juice. Serve with lemon wedge to be squeezed to individual taste. You also could drizzle some oilve oil onto the soup.

Καλή όρεξη / Afiyet olsun

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