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Split Pea Soup October 17, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Food & Drink, Vegetarian Recipes.
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Hearty, delicious, nutritious, and budget friendly!

220px-Carrots_of_many_colorsSplit Pea Soup

3 ribs celery
2 large carrots
1 med. onion
2 Tbsp. oil
8 cups vegetable broth
3 potatoes, diced
1 lb. dry green split peas
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. thyme (or basil)
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 Tbsp. parsley

Cook celery, carrot, and onion in oil. Add remaining ingredients.

Simmer, covered, 45-60 minutes. Simmer uncovered for 45-60 minutes until thick.  If desired, add 10 oz. pkg. frozen chopped spinach or 1 cup chopped cabbage during last 15 minutes of cooking time.

Purée with submersible blender to desired consistency.  As indicated in the photo, split pea soup need not be puréed until smooth.

Delicious served with seasoned croutons on top.

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1. cindy - October 17, 2010

I am never letting Alan read your blog … he would move to Florida for this dish …

nrhatch - October 17, 2010

Maybe you all should come for a visit! 🙂

2. Amy MacLeod - October 17, 2010

Yum, Nancy. The dish of the French Canadians…polish up your French. If any are holidaying in Florida, they’ll smell it!

nrhatch - October 17, 2010

Bon appetit!

When I checked Wikipedia, it turns out that Pea Soup is a rather universal favorite . . . it’s even sold in TUBES in Sweden.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Split_pea_soup

3. Barbara Gunn - October 17, 2010

On the stove!!
Since I have been trying your recipes Nancy I have never had so many vegetables in my frig or so many new items in my cupboard!

nrhatch - October 17, 2010

Yay! That comment put a smile on my face.

Glad that you’re enjoying the chance to experiment with new recipes. 🙂

4. Barbara Gunn - October 17, 2010

Oh I love experimenting with anything new!! Keeps one young!

nrhatch - October 17, 2010

Exactly!

It’s great to keep our hearts, minds, and MOUTHS open to new thoughts and tastes.

5. MARLENE LA MURA - October 17, 2010

MAY I ADD JUST ONE CAVEAT ON THE SPLIT PEAS? BE SURE TO WASH THEM THOROUGHLY OR SOAK THEM PRIOR TO COOKING..I DIDN’T WASH THEM WELL ENOUGH ONE TIME AND NOW NO ONE WILL EAT MY SPLIT PEA SOUP!!

nrhatch - October 17, 2010

Good point, Marlene.

I left that out because it’s usually included on the bag of split peas . . . but washing the peas and checking for foreign matter is definitely a good idea.

6. MARLENE LA MURA - October 17, 2010

ITS THAT “FOREIGN MATTER” THAT SCARES ME! HEE HEE

nrhatch - October 17, 2010

Usually, it’s just pebbles . . . but they tend to be difficult to digest. Best to kick them out of the pot before simmering the soup.

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This is delicious… 😉

nrhatch - January 9, 2012

Soup is a super supper in the cold winter months. 😀

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