Okay, so it is definitely soup season around here.
We are always looking for different soups to enjoy this time of the year.
While I have my preferences for soups, sometimes, it is fun to just try something new.
Easy Split Pea Soup
Split pea soup was a favorite of my father.
My mother on the other hand, not so much. As a result, my father did not get to enjoy this soup as often as he would have liked.
Every time I have split pea soup, I am reminded of my father and how much he would have enjoyed this soup with me.
I am always game for anything that I can throw some veggies into.
Soup is a great way to get non-veggie lovers into veggie eaters. I have found that if they really enjoy what they are eating, they will probably not question what you have put into it. This is one way that I get veggies into the mouths of the non-believers in my house.
Obviously, you will need some split peas for this.
A ‘split pea’ as opposed to a regular pea that your would get from a pod, is a pea that has been split in half and dried.
If this were a recipe for just a regular pea, you could easily opt for the frozen version. But, since this pea is a split pea, the frozen version is not part of the recipe.
I found some split peas on Amazon.
Many split pea recipes call for ham in some form.
I am not adding ham to my recipe. A good cheat that I often will use is bacon bits or turkey bacon.
- 3 tablespoons Butter
- 1 cup chopped Onion
- 1 cup chopped Celery
- 1 cup chopped Carrots
- 8 total- can sub in vegetable Bullion Cubes-beef or chicken or combination
- 8 cups Water
- 1 1/2 cup Split Peas
- 1/2 cup Optional- bacon bits or cooked bacon that is crumbled
- to taste Optional- red pepper, black pepper and seasonings
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4-6