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Split Pea Soup

Notes

Recipe Notes

  • Make broth by adding 1 teaspoon or cube of bouillon (any flavor) for each cup of water.
  • Ham: Use a ham bone or ham hock with the broth or water. Add 1 cup of chopped ham and a dash of ground cloves to the soup.
  • Curry: Add 1 Tablespoon curry powder and ½ teaspoon each garlic powder, cumin, and turmeric.  Taste and adjust seasonings as you like.

Ingredients

1 cup carrots, sliced or grated
1 cup onion, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
1 teaspoon oil
2 cups dry split peas (yellow or green)
7 cups broth (any flavor)

Instructions

1. In a large saucepan, sauté carrots, onion and celery in oil until just beginning to brown.

2. Add split peas and broth.  Bring to a boil then cover and reduce heat to low.

3. Simmer until peas are as soft as you like, 45 to 60 minutes or longer.

4. Refrigerate or freeze leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes

  • Make broth by adding 1 teaspoon or cube of bouillon (any flavor) for each cup of water.
  • Ham: Use a ham bone or ham hock with the broth or water. Add 1 cup of chopped ham and a dash of ground cloves to the soup.
  • Curry: Add 1 Tablespoon curry powder and ½ teaspoon each garlic powder, cumin, and turmeric.  Taste and adjust seasonings as you like.
Recipe Image
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 60 minutes
Makes: 8 Cups
Nutrition Facts: View Label

Comment

I added the suggested 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, and also 1/4 teaspoon of dried Oregano to my soup, and served it with whole grain toast. Yum! 

Made this classic recipe for a demostration in a grocery store and it was awesome! People were really impressed when I told them I spent under $8 to make the entire crockpot of soup! Obviously the cooking time takes much longer in a crock-pot so if you plan on cooking it that way, plan on the entire day!