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Hearty Split Pea Soup Recipe

Difficulty: Easy | Total Time: 90 minutes | Active Time: | Makes: A lot: about 6-8 servings

I developed this recipe on a cold, snowy evening. It is an easy vegetarian dish, but if you must have some meat, add a few strips of Canadian bacon right before you serve. It is still low-fat.

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 1 large white onion, chopped
  • 1 c. celery, chopped
  • 1 c. carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 t. dried thyme (not ground)
  • 4 c. water
  • 32 oz. low salt vegetable stock
  • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Rinse and pick through peas. Set aside.
  2. In a large soup pot, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onions, celery and carrots. Sauté until vegetables are soft, about 8 minutes. (I like it to have a little color, but don’t burn it.)
  3. Add thyme and cook one minute more. Add peas, water and stock and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and partially cover pot. Simmer soup for about 1 hour or until peas are tender.
  4. Puree 5 cups of the soup (in batches) in blender and return to pot OR keep it chunky for a heartier soup. Season with salt and pepper.

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