Split Pea Soup
Split pea soup is a staple in my house. It’s not only is delicious, but it has become a comfort food to everyone in our family. During times like these, it’s important to have food that is warming, comforting and able to lift our spirits. Pea soup is especially a favorite of mine because of how well it freezes, and how many different ways you can serve it.
Health Benefit: This meal provides protein (peas), carbohydrates (potato, peas), and fiber (peas, and vegetables)! A perfectly balanced plate.
- Large stock pot
Spatula or wooden spoon
- 1 TBSP oil
- 2 ¼ cup split peas (yellow or green)
- 3 stalks celery, chopped
- 3 carrots, peeled and chopped
- 2 onions, chopped
- 1 potato, chopped
- 2 quarts water
- If you want an even heartier soup, you can add ½ cup of barley. One of the reasons I love this soup is because of the many ways you can serve it. You can add pieces of ham or bacon, hotdogs, cheese, or even all of the above! Each family member can use this soup as a base for whatever they want!
Step by Step Instructions
Heat oil in a large stock pot; Add celery, carrots, and onion; Cook until tender; Add potato and continue to cook until tender
Add peas and mix around to “toast” (about 1 ½ minutes)
Add water and salt and pepper
Bring to a boil; Simmer for at least 1 hour, mixing occasionally