Sunday, October 30, 2011

Organic Split Pea Soup

Tonight I made organic split pea soup... the perfect warm comfort on this cool fall day in the Midwest. I love this recipe because it's full of fresh organic veggies and the combination creates a creamy, rich soup without all of the cream and fat of traditional split pea soup recipes.

I start by rinsing and boiling the split peas in just enough water to cover the peas. Boil for 15 minutes, or until the peas soften. This cleans the peas and shortens the cooking time once in the broth.


Then rinse peas with purified water:


In a large pot add 2 boxes of organic chicken broth:


Add to broth peas, celery, carrots, golden potatoes with skins, and onion (veggies can be diced in larger pieces as soup will be pureed in the end):







Add salt, pepper, and cilantro to taste, along with 1 bay leaf:


Bring to boil and simmer for an hour and a half, or until peas and the rest of the veggies are soft:


Puree in blender until smooth:


This is one of those dishes that screams, "Don't judge a book by its cover!" Looks aren't everything when it comes to culinary delights because this soup is outstanding and tremendously healthy to boot. A must try this fall season!

Bon App├ętit!!

4 comments:

Susan Stilwell said...

I have to admit that I've never been a big fan of split pea soup, but you put cilantro in yours?? Ohh my goodness, I'm going to have to try that!!

Angela Fitch said...

that looks scrumptous! will have to pick up the ingredients and try some....

PJ said...

HI Y'all! First of all, thank yo for your loving comment on my post. I have to admit, I too get busy and tend to forget what my true purpose is here on this earth, but my blog, helps me to remember. Before I post, I pray, and read devotionals, and I believe that's when God points out what He wants me to pay attention to in my own life as well as reaching out to others with His Word.

As far as split pea soup, believe it or not, I have never tried it. I love English peas, and the way you describe fixing it sounds yummy!

God Bless,
PJ

Karyn said...

I love split pea soup! This looks delicious. I would love to have you stop by and link this to my blog hop.
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