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Split Pea Soup

Split Pea Soup is a very delicious and comforting recipe that you can enjoy at any time of the day and share with your loved ones.

This recipe summarizes very well the process of making this delicious soup, in just 3 steps you will have it ready. In addition to the deliciousness of split pea soup you can add ingredients that will give you very delicious versions.

CAN SPLIT PEA SOUP BE VEGETARIAN?
Yes, using vegetable broth and omitting the ham which is totally optional in this recipe you will have a totally vegetarian and fat free soup.

WHAT PROTEINS CAN I ADD TO THIS SOUP?
Diced chicken goes great with this soup, as well as ham.

WHICH VEGETABLES CAN BE USED?
You can add potatoes, carrots, onions, celeri, chives, etc. these types of vegetables combine very well and give it a special touch.

There are other versions where you include creams and cheeses; you can even accompany this delicious soup with croutons.

SPLIT PEA SOUP RECIPE

TOTAL PREPARATION TIME: 2-1/2 Hours 
SERVINGS: 8 servings
COURSE: Lunch/Dinner

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Cups dried green or yellow peas, washed and drained
  • 7 Cups water
  • 2 Cups chicken broth
  • 2 Teaspoons parsley
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1/2 Teaspoon thyme
  • 6 Cloves garlic, crushed
  • 4 Celery stalks, diced
  • 2 Carrots, diced
  • 1 Onion, diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Cup of leftover ham or diced ham (optional)

PREPARATION

  1. In a large pot, combine the peas, water, broth, parsley and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and cook covered for 50 minutes, stirring constantly. (You can leave the peas hydrating in water for a few hours before cooking, this will speed up the cooking process).
  2. Add celery, carrots, onion, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper to taste (Note: if using the ham, add it chopped at this point). Cover and simmer for another 1 hour or until the soup is smooth and thickened; stir constantly.
  3. Discard the bay leaf and serve; you can add chopped fresh parsley for garnish. Enjoy!

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