Split Pea Soup

Split pea soup is a winter favorite in my house. This rich, thick creamy soup with chunks of carrot, sauteed onions and ham is a perfect winter meal when you want something that is filling, but lighter than a roast meal. It will warm you up from the inside out!

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Ingredients

2 cups dry split peas soaked in water for 2 hours ahead

1/2 of a medium onion diced

1 large carrot diced

1/2 pound of ham diced

8 cups beef, chicken or vegetable stock

Salt and pepper to taste

pea1In a large pot saute the ham, onion and carrot until onion is translucent. Add the beef, chicken or vegetable  stock to the pot and then add the soaked split peas to the pot and boil till the peas turn in too a thick, creamy texture and remove from the heat. Make sure you keep a little stock in case you need to add more during cooking.

peaTo serve make a nice crouton to eat with it. You can also add a dollop of sour cream and some grated Parmesan if you so wish. This recipe is very simple and easy to make, but a lot of flavour!

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I’ve never attempted to make split pea soup – you make it look easy! And tasty! Found you via #foodpornthursdays – hope to connect again!

Becky, Cuddle Fairy

Looks GORGEOUS!!! And it sounds like an easy soup recipe, which are my fav’s! Thanks for sharing this and co-hosting #foodpornthursdays 🙂

Coco Cana

The last time I had split pea soup it was at a restaurant I worked at but I’ve never made it myself. I’ll have to try it. This looks good and really easy!
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feedingfinn

This looks great and easy to make. I didn’t think i’d still be looking for good soup recipes at the end of May, I thought we would be onto the BBQs by now! However, it looks like it will be tasty soup all year round here in Scotland! (no change there then) Thanks for sharing and hosting #foodpornthursday

internationalelfservice

This looks gorgeous and I adore soups, especially ones that will fill me up! Love it. #foodpornthursdays

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