Saturday, October 1, 2011

Split Pea Soup

Gotta love the homemade split pea soup!

This recipe is extremely easy to make, healthy, gluten free and delicious..

1 Whole onion - medium dice
1 Whole carrot - peeled and medium dice
2 Stalks of celery - medium dice
1 pound of dried green split peas
2 Quarts (8Cups) stock or water
Pam spray or 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
Salt and Pepper

Kitchen Tools
4 Quart stock pot
1 Wooden spoon

Prepare and chop all veggies
Heat pot on medium/high flame, add oil or pam and begin to sautee the onions
After 2 minutes of stirring, add the carrots and celery and stir for 3 more minutes
Add the 2 quarts of stock or water and bring to a boil (stock is preferred to enhance flavor)
Now you can add the split peas and reduce to simmer for approx. 1 hour
Add salt and pepper to taste
At this point you can eat the soup as is or puree it in a blender for a smoother texture
Garnishes: sour cream, parsley and a pinch of hot paprika (or chili oil)

Variations & Notes
You can start by rendering bacon for frying fat to sautee the veggies!
Add some chorizo with the veggies for some porky spiciness

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour
Yield: 6-8 servings

1 comment:

  1. Great new blog... so much valuable information for those of us who want to enjoy what we eat and eat healthy as well. Looking forward to seeing more delicious food choices. Thanks Chef Eli