Split Pea Soup

Split Pea Soup

Split Pea Soup

Pretty peas! That's what you'll be saying when you get a whiff of this homemade, hearty pea soup that doesn't split hairs. Did we mention how healthy it is?

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2 servings

Ingredients

1 tsp. olive oil

2 Tbsp. chopped carrots
2 Tbsp. finely chopped celery
2 Tbsp. finely chopped onions
1 small sprig fresh or a dash dried thyme
1/2 quart low-sodium chicken broth
3/4 cup dried split peas
Salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper


Methods/steps

Heat the oil in a saucepan over low heat. Add the carrot, celery, onion and thyme, season lightly with pepper and cook for 10 minutes. Add the stock and split peas, and bring to a boil quickly over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer until the peas are tender, about 1 hour. Puree 2/3 of the soup in a blender and stir it into the remaining 1/3. If the soup is too thick, thin it by adding a little more stock. Raise the heat and bring the soup to a boil for 15 seconds. Add salt and additional pepper to taste. NOTE: Do not add salt until the peas are fully cooked, because salt will prevent the peas from becoming tender


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