22 January 2011

Split Pea Soup

As promised, here is the recipe for Split Pea Soup, my favorite soup of all time :)

I made a similar version to the take-out Split Pea Soup I buy from 
Green Cuisine which you may remember from these posts!

Split Pea Soup
adapted from Green Cuisine

5 cups filtered water
1.5 cups dry split peas
2 cups diced onion
1/2 cup diced carrots
1/2 cup cubed potato
1 minced garlic clove
1 tsp sea salt (or table)
a pinch black pepper
a pinch thyme

1. Bring water and vegetables to boil in a pot
2. Add split peas, stir, then reduce heat to simmer
3. Partially cover and simmer for 1.5 hours, stirring occasionally
4. Add spices at the end, a few minutes prior to completion
5. Serve, and enjoy! 

You may need to add extra water. I find the longer the soup sits, the thicker it becomes.

makes 5-6 servings


nourishedwellness said... [reply]

Split pea soup is my favorite as well! I've never made it with potato, but I use TONS of thyme and some fresh parsley and it comes out amazing! You're making me hungry for soup now...

Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said... [reply]

Crap, now you made me want split pea soup. I LOVE split pea soup. So fast and easy too! YUM!

Anonymous said... [reply]

I have no idea, but you made split pea soup look very, very appealing. Never thought I'd say that.

I hope you are feeling better Kelsey!

Sarah B @ Bake + Bike said... [reply]

So goooood - split pea soup is delicious!

Mmmm I don't think I'll ever get tired of looking at soup creations...I am on a serious soup kick!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Oh my gosh I love split pea soup! In my last post I put up a recipe I made using yellow split peas (but you can use green as well). I really think you would love it. Split pea soups are one of the most comforting soups in my opinion :)

XOXO hope you feel better!

p.s. I gave you an award in my last post :D which also has the soup recipe!

Anonymous said... [reply]

That looks delicious I didn't realize there were potatoes in it. I need to try this sometime soon.

sara said... [reply]

i looooove a good split pea soup! yours looks perfect!

Kate (What Kate is Cooking) said... [reply]

I've never made my own split pea soup before. I used to really like it, but every kind I see has ham in it! Thanks for the vegetarian version :)

Anonymous said... [reply]

This looks really good! I'm impressed for sure!

Anonymous said... [reply]

I caught a cold yesterday!! Girl, you're CONTAGIOUS! I think now I need to make this split pea soup :) Right after I take my jumbo muffins out of the oven (I'm not joking, I'm making jumbo muffins right now!) :D

Anonymous said... [reply]

Looks yummy!

Lisa said... [reply]

We're actually making split pea soup today, but we couldn't decide on which recipe to go with! This one looks good :)

Anonymous said... [reply]

I love soup!

chow and chatter said... [reply]

wow great soup bookmarking this one

Chef Dennis Littley said... [reply]

I love peas soup... unfortunately my wife does not, so I see it rarely!! Your soup looks like heaven...sigh...just give me a big bowl and some crackers please!

Anonymous said... [reply]

If you have any smoked paprika I highly recommend sprinkling it on this soup! :)

Monet said... [reply]

My favorite too! During my freshman year of college, I ate this day after day! I loved a big bowl with a piece of toasted pita bread. Thank you for sharing this tasty recipe with me. Have a Sunday full of laughter, love and plates of good food!

Jessica Lea, RD said... [reply]

Growing up, my mom always called it Christmas Soup :) Delicious & nutritious.

Chelsea said... [reply]

I haven't had split pea soup in ages! My dad always used to make it with ham when I was younger but I don't really like ham now. This veggie version looks yummy!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said... [reply]

A perfect soup for a cold winter day :-)

Annie said... [reply]

oh i love split pea soup! i will definitely try this recipe

Anonymous said... [reply]

AHH yum!! i LOVE PEAss!

Meredith! said... [reply]

omgosh! i LOVE split pea soup! we have it every year on new years day!

Krista said... [reply]

I love split pea soup...and the thicker the better!

Anonymous said... [reply]

I made this the other day, only I added sweet potatoes instead!
So so so good :)

Lauren said... [reply]

How did you manage to make split pea soup look pretty? Love your blog, great photos. In case you're curious, I wrote about how split peas split, http://foodtrainers.blogspot.com/2009/12/how-split-peas-split.html

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