Split Pea Soup

June 10, 2022

Hearty and delicious Homemade Pea Soup is perfect for cold winter days! This classic soup is easy to make and nutritious.

Split Pea Soup is a soup typically made with dried peas. It is a part of the cuisine for many cultures. It has a light flavor with its color, taste and consistency. It can be served as a starter especially for dinner.

Make this easy homemade pea soup with split peas. Add crunch to the recipe with croutons and ham to the creamy and smooth-textured soup.

Pea SoupPhoto By Canva
Taste Score: %88
Difficulty Medium
Servings 6 people
Preparation 25 mins
Cooking 75 mins
Total 100 mins

Tips

  • Do not store dried split peas for too long. Do not use peas that have been standing for a long time. These peas stay firm and do not cook for a long time.
  • Drain the peas. Put it in a colander and rinse in cold water.
  • Use low-sodium broth or chicken stock. If you wish, you can use vegetable broth or water to make the recipe vegan.
  • You can add vegetables such as diced carrots, celery and potatoes to this recipe.
  • This soup will thicken as it cools. When it is reheated, its consistency becomes thinner.
  • You can make the consistency of the soup thicker or watery as you wish.
  • To make the soup creamy and smooth, you can puree it with a hand blender.
  • Serve the pea soup with croutons, ham, bacon, or fresh parsley.
  • It can be made using a crock pot or instant pot.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Wash and drain the peas in a colander.
  2. Chop the onions in the food processor.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep pan and fry the onions.
  4. Add the broth, peas, rice, and curds to the roasted onions. Cook for 1 hour on low heat. Remove it from the stove and let it cool. Then add salt and pepper.
  5. Puree the soup ingredients you have prepared in the food processor. Drain it.
  6. Finely chop the parsley.
  7. Put the soup back in the pot. Add the parsley and cook on low heat.
  8. Serve the soup sprinkled with croutons or spring onions.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Pea Soup
Serves 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories427
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.2 g13.1%
Sodium 1149 mg50%
Protein 30.1 g60.2%
Potassium 390 mg8.3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

What Are Split Peas?

Split peas are a type of pea used in many recipes, from soups to side dishes. Split peas are dried peas that are cut in half. These peas are green or yellow. You can use green or yellow peas for this soup. You do not need to pre-wet it. However, it is recommended to rinse in cold water. It cooks faster than other legumes.

For more information about legumes, check out our article 'Types of Legumes and Their Uses'.

How To Thicken Pea Soup?

Is your pea soup too watery? Here are a few tips for thickening your soup:

  • Add thickening ingredients such as flour or cornstarch. Mix 1 tablespoon of flour or cornstarch with water, broth, or milk. Then add it to the soup. In this way, you can make a thicker soup without changing the taste. Make sure the broth is cold before adding the cornstarch, or the mixture will clump together.
  • You can also use a cream-based thickener, such as yogurt or heavy cream. This changes the taste and texture of the pea soup. If you are making vegan pea soup, you can use vegan cream or milk.
  • Puree the vegetables. To thicken the juicy pea soup, puree the vegetables you use, such as carrots and onions, in a blender. Stir the pureed vegetables into the broth. Then add it to the soup.
  • Add rice. While the rice is cooking, it absorbs some of the liquid and gives the soup a consistency.
  • After cooking the soup, puree it with a blender. This way, the consistency of your soup will be thick and creamy.

How To Thin Pea Soup?

It can be difficult to maintain the consistency while making soup. Sometimes it's too watery, sometimes too thick. If the consistency of your soup is too thick, to thin it,

  • Add low-sodium chicken broth, vegetable stock, or water.
  • Use almond milk, soy milk, or any milk. So that the soup does not cut off the milk, mix the milk with some soup and add it to the soup. Or take the soup off the heat while you add the milk.
  • Add lemon juice, lime juice, or vinegar. This gives an aroma and makes the soup thinner.

How To Serve Pea Soup?

Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Pea Soup:

How To Store Pea Soup?

Homemade pea soup can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer. Let the soup cool before storing. Then store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a few days. To freeze pea soup, you can store it in airtight containers for up to 3 months after it has completely cooled.

To reheat the pea soup, thaw it in the refrigerator overnight. Then heat it in a saucepan over low heat.

Recipe byPetite Gourmets

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