• Split Pea Soup

    Bowl of Split Pea Soup

    I’m a green pea fanatic. I can easily plow through a pound of English peas or snap peas straight from the farmers market bins (after bagging and paying for them). A big bowl of steamed peas and carrots with some Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top is the bomb (for me).

    Split Pea Soup

    Most of the time, I’m eating steamed, previously frozen, organic peas, but I am starting to see fresh English peas and snap peas appear in the market again. And our farmer’s market season just kicked off this past weekend, which means fresh, local peas and cucumbers in the coming months!

    Given my love of peas, split pea soup is also a meal for me, and it’s a simple and relatively fast meal to make. It takes 30 minutes to have a piping hot bowl of this green goodness. And you can add you’re own stuff to it, as you wish. The final color is really not vibrant green – more like the off-green color used to paint kitchen and bathroom walls.

    I prefer this soup straight up, but you can add steamed carrots or peas on top when it’s ready, or a dash of flavored olive oil and a sprinkle of spices, such as smoked cayenne, paprika or onion powder. And of course if you eat meat, you can add some diced bacon or ham, although you may want to add it after blending the soup (see the method below), or sprinkle it on top of an individual bowl.

    Blended soups are great for healing a hurt belly. They require much less digestive action, and are easy to pack with nutrients. As part of my son’s healing regimen, and due to a slight setback, he has been on a liquid diet for a few days now, which consists of smoothies and soups. It sounds drastic, but it’s really quite soothing. I also found it is much better than drinking the elemental diet stuff out of cans – which we tried a few times with some success, but not enough to ignore the list of ingredients that in no way resemble whole food.

     

     

     
     
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    6 Responses to Split Pea Soup

    1. Eve says:

      Yum! My husband and I are also big fans of green peas. Thank you for sharing your recipe!

    2. Bernadette says:

      May I suggest you try sprinkling some marjoram on top, before serving? It’s fabulous!

    3. Anjanette says:

      I *love* split pea soup! I often start the split peas and some chicken stock in the crockpot on low before church and sautee some onions to add when we get home. So comforting and creamy without any work! We add plain yogurt to ours, too! 🙂

      Funny thing, I brought some to my in-laws last week after my MIL had surgery and my husband was worried that they would be offended because it was such a cheap meal. That blew my mind! He was likely right, but I just can’t wrap my thoughts around not appreciating something so wholesome!!

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