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Souper Easy Split Pea Soup Recipe

What You'll Need


½ yellow or white onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 cups dry split peas, rinsed and sorted for rocks

2 medium white potatoes, cubed

3 carrots, sliced

6 cups water or low sodium vegetable broth

1 tsp liquid smoke (optional)

1 tsp salt, or to taste

1 bay leaf

1 tsp dried thyme

½ tsp Herbes de Provence (optional)


How to Make It


1 In a large pot over medium-high heat, add 1/4 cup of the vegetable broth and onion. Steam sauté onion until translucent, about 3 minutes.

2 Add garlic and steam for another 2 minutes.

3 Add remaining ingredients and bring mixture to a boil.

4 Reduce to a simmer and stir periodically.

5 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.

6 Remove the bay leaf and serve.

Cooking Tips

If you prefer a smooth soup, transfer to a blender or use 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 and freeze for up to three months for easy work lunches or quick homemade dinners!

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