Country Split Pea Soup Recipe

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This pea soup recipe is gluten free and budget friendly. The peas are slowly simmered with vegetables and spices in a vegetable broth for that tasty split pea texture.  Split peas are high in fiber, protein, magnesium, and iron making them a healthy addition to a well-balanced diet.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (250 mL) dried split peas (green or yellow)
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium size onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) GF paprika
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) GF dried thyme leaves or 1 sprig of fresh thyme
  • 4 cups (1000 mL) gluten-free vegetable broth + 1 cup of water
  • 1 celery stick, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 sweet potato, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • Sea salt and GF ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) apple cider vinegar
  • 2 gluten-free cooked bacon strips or 1/2 cup (125 mL) gluten-free diced ham (optional)
  • Garnish: fresh thyme or parsley
  • Instructions

  • Soak peas overnight in 3 cups of water, then drain and rinse
  • Sauté onion and celery in olive oil for 5 minutes, and then add garlic, paprika, thyme and cook for 30 seconds
  • Add the balance of ingredients including the peas except for apple cider and bacon/ham and simmer on low heat for 1 hour or until peas are cooked. If the soup gets too thick, add a some more water
  • Just before the soup is finished cooking add apple cider and bacon/ham and cook for 5 more minutes.
  • Serve in shallow bowls and garnish with fresh thyme or parsley


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