Easy Pea-sy Soup

I love this soup recipe!  It’s a split pea soup recipe that really consists of just 2 (!!!) ingredients (other than 3 main seasoning agents).  It can be made in 1 pot and it makes a creamy, dairy free, vegan and gluten free soup.  Once it’s made it can be eaten as is, or other vegetables, beans, brown rice (my favourite addition) or other ingredients can be added to switch it up each time you make it.

This is a nourishing soup that’s a hearty and hydrating meal, or side, for these cold November days, or for super hungry nursing moms.  🙂

Here’s how it goes down:

EASY SLIT PEA SOUP

Water

1-2 medium onions

About 800 gm Yellow or Green Split Peas

1 tsp sage (powder or flakes)

1 tsp thyme (powder or flakes)

Himalayan Sea Salt to taste

Directions:

Dice onions and in a soup pot and sautee for a couple minutes with a little bit of olive oil and a splash of water.  Add sage and thyme.

Add the split peas, and stir well to mix with onions.

Add water, enough to cover the split peas and with about an inch of water above them.  Keep extra water on hand to add as the soup cooks.

Bring the water to a boil, then turn the heat to medium and put a lid on the pot.  Stir the soup every 10 minutes to prevent the bottom of the soup from sticking and burning in the pot.

If the water starts to get absorbed, as more to dilute the peas.

After about 20-30 minutes the peas should start to break down.  Once they are soft.  Turn off the heat.

Blend the soup with a hand blender right in the pot or transfer to an upright blender.  Add more water to adjust the thickness of the soup if needed.  Season with salt to taste.

Variations:

Spices: you can add bay leaf for extra flavour, a dash of black pepper for some kick, or a teaspoon of curry powder for an Indian inspired soup.

Beans & Grains: Like I mentioned earlier, I love adding cooked brown rice to this soup!  Other grains can be added like quinoa, millet and/or beans can be added to this soup, too, like lentils, chickpeas or white beans.

Veggies: I’ve seen this recipe be made with chopped carrots.  But any veggie would work well here.  You can add sautéed spinach, other root veggies, etc.

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