Split Pea Soup

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We love split pea soup and it is quick and easy if I soak the peas in a vacuum bottle full of hot water for a few hours in the morning. We are frequently at a medical appointment until after lunch time, so fixing lunch when we arrive home needs to be a quick procedure.

By doing the soaking ahead of time, all I have to do is sauté the veggies (celery, carrots, onions, red peppers, if available), add some broth, a bit of pasta sauce of some kind, and whatever seasonings strike my fancy at the moment. If there is a bit of fresh salsa left, that goes in too. Gives a bit of a tang. To finish it off, I drop in the peas, which are usually perfectly cooked at this point.

Toast the whole wheat bread, lay on a slim slice of Swiss, and a slice a tomato, avocado, if available, and we have a full and nutritious lunch in no time.

As you can see from the picture, I wasn’t quite quick enough to get the picture before half the bowl had been emptied! ;->

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About judilyn

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12 Responses to Split Pea Soup

  1. I haven’t had split pea soup in years! Now I’m hungry for some, and am hoping it has a good calorie content.

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    • judilyn says:

      The split peas have a good caloric value, which is why a lot of people won’t eat them, but they provide a lot of nourishment and roughage for those calories. They stick to the ribs, too, which might be good for you at this point. Adding the lovely carrots, celery and onions really add a lot of flavor and nutrition. I usually add rice to the bowl before putting in the soup, but that day I didn’t have any, so I used garbanzos that were cooking in the Crock-ette right next to the stove. Turned out to be a great choice. I’m gonna do it that way again – but probably will still add the rice. A lightly-curried rice is good with it, too. Top with a blob of sour cream, if you like sour cream. That adds a really nice touch.

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  2. Clanmother says:

    You have the most amazing soup bowls. They look as yummy as your delicious soups! 🙂

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    • judilyn says:

      Thank you. I don’t have a set of any of them. Just some mish mash ones I got at the grocery store when they were closing them out and had bits of this and that available. I did get four dinner and salad plates of that yellow-centric one with the flowers because that is my favorite pattern. I recently found them for sale on the net, but a four-piece setting is now $60.00! I almost choked when I read that!

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  3. LFFL says:

    Looks like a great soup. I love the bowl you used for the soup, too. Seems to go together perfectly.

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  4. Liz says:

    That plate is snatching attention from the soup! It looks simple but delicious. You’re making me feel hungry….it’s time for lunch here!

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