An easy split pea soup can be made by frying some onions, herbs, salt and ground black pepper together, before adding vegetables and the split peas, and simmering in chicken stock for approximately 40 minutes. Stirring the soup often prevents any ingredients from sticking to the bottom of the pot.
Split Pea Soup
This simple split pea soup recipe is healthy, nutritious and tasty:
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 1 hr. 30 min.
Ready In: 1 hr. 40 min.
- 2 cloves of garlic
- A glug of good olive oil
- Half a teaspoon of dried oregano
- 1 to 2 teaspoons of salt
- 1 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
- 3 to 4 carrots
- 3 small potatoes
- 1 lb. of dried split-peas
- 8 cups of chicken stock
- 1 onion
- Caramelize the onions
- Add the remaining vegetables and stock
- Simmer the soup
Start by heating some oil in a pot, then fry the onion and garlic with the oregano and salt until the onions are caramelized. This should take approximately 10 minutes.
Add the potatoes and carrots, which should be fairly finely diced, to the pot. Also add the split peas and the chicken stock, before bringing to the boil for a few minutes.
Keep the soup at a simmer for approximately 40 minutes, making sure to stir frequently. Serve while still piping hot with warm bread rolls.