Souper Easy Split Pea Soup
This split pea soup is packed with goodness and easy-peasy. Dry peas are a good source of iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and protein. According to the US Dry Pea & Lentil Council, they’re only about $.07 per serving compared to chicken which is about $.67 per serving. So dig in!
- In a large pot over medium-high heat, add 1/4 cup of stock or broth and onion. Steam sauté onion until translucent, about 3 minutes.
- Add garlic and steam for another 2 minutes.
- Add remaining ingredients and bring mixture to a boil.
- Reduce to a simmer and stir periodically.
- The soup may foam, which is normal when cooking with split peas. Stir and lower heat slightly if this happens. Continue simmering until peas are tender, about an hour and a half.
- Remove the bay leaf and serve.
- if you prefer a smooth soup, transfer to a blender or using an immersion blender, carefully pulse until smooth. Return to pot and heat until hot, adding more water if necessary.
- Garnish with croutons or grated carrots for a splash of color.
- Ladle soup into individual containers, allow to cool, seal containers, and freeze for up to three months for easy work lunches or quick homemade dinners!