Creamy Split Pea & Vegetable Soup

Creamy Split Pea & Vegetable Soup

Spring might — and I mean might — be finally peering at us around the corner here in southwestern Ontario, but whether it's bitterly cold or just cool there's nothing more warming or comforting than a hot bowl of hearty and nourishing split pea soup. This creamy split pea soup is loaded with chunks of delicious vegetables, takes little time or effort to make, and is most satisfying with thick slices of fresh bread.

Creamy Split Pea & Vegetable SoupCreamy Split Pea & Vegetable Soup
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Published on March 12, 2009

Simple and satisfying, a hot bowl of this hearty and nourishing creamy split pea soup loaded with chunks of vegetables is warming and comforting on cold days, and is a snap to make

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  • 2 cups yellow split peas
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 large carrots, sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 2 medium onions, coarsely chopped
  • 1 large potato, diced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • Rinse the split peas under running water and soak in several inches of cold water for 4 to 6 hours. Drain and add to a large saucepan or soup pot along with the vegetable stock and 4 cups of fresh water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 30 to 40 minutes or until the peas are soft. Remove from heat and purée until smooth with a hand blender or in batches in a countertop blender.

  • Return the soup to the stove and turn up the heat to medium. Add the carrots, celery, onions, potato and thyme, and cook for 15 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.

  • Remove from heat and season with salt and plenty of fresh ground black pepper. Serve hot.

Makes 6 servings

If you like this recipe you may also enjoy these:
Indian-Style Split Pea Soup
Green Pea Soup


Astra Libris said...

Lisa, how did you know I was just thinking about making split pea soup? :-) It's the perfect soup for this time of year! Thank you for the gorgeous recipe - I can't wait to fix it!!

Anonymous said...

Been a huge soup kick recently, the other night we had the Spicy White Bean and Turnip soup, it was delicious. I am sure we will be making this recipe very soon, your image looks so good!

A_and_N said...

I love the idea!

Ivy said...

I've never cooked split peas before. I am definitely going to try this soon.

Peter M said...

This is a good, rib stickin' split pea soup!

Anonymous said...

Lisa, does toor dhal taste of honey to you? To me it does. I tried making khatti dhal for rci lucknow, and found a recipe that uses toor dhal. This was the first time I cooked with it, and I was surprised to find I didn't like it much. This really rarely happens, as I have a pretty diverse tastes.

Anonymous said...

Love most split pea stuff. I'll have to try this one. Cheers.

Aparna Balasubramanian said...

Reminds me of a dhal I make and having it as soup sounds super.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Lisa!!

All your readers should know today (March 14th) is your birthday and you're doing fantastic at 23 years old!

Hope you have a great day!

Lisa Turner said...

Thanks Ian :)

test it comm said...

That vegetable soup looks really good!

Anonymous said...

It's your birthday? HAPPY BIRTHDAY, dearest Lisa!!! :D HUG!

Lisa Turner said...

Thank you Maninas. Yes, it was my birthday, but I'm not 23 :)

Spice Rack said...

Wow, haven't tried yellow split before. I'll have to try this.