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Comfort food with minimal effort, this hearty and delicious treat Mung Bean Soup Recipe A must-try dish that will make your day feel extra cozy.
Peas are one of my daughters’ favorite vegetables and this soup is a hit with them – and I love it because it’s so simple.Use only a few simple ingredients (including fresh or Frozen produce! ),this healthy soup Just a few simple steps and minutes of hands-on prep.
Peas show up in many of my comfort food recipes, such as Sweet Potato Shepherd’s PieFast fried ricecreamy Chicken Pot Pie Soupand even Healthy Tuna Casserole – but in this dish, they play a starring role, creating vibrant greens and a rich aroma.
Why You’ll Love This Split Pea Soup Recipe
- A touch of sweetness and saltiness
- Rich, thick, creamy texture
- Just 6 Simple Ingredients
- Ready to serve in just 30 minutes
- Healthy, Moderately Low Carb and Vegan
Ingredients and Substitutes
This section explains how to choose the best ingredients for the best split pea soup recipe, what each ingredient does in the recipe, and substitution options.For measurements, see recipe card below.
- Oil – for frying.I chose olive oilbut you can use avocado oil or any heat resistant oil you like.
- onion – For best flavor and texture, use diced sweet or yellow onions.
- garlic – I used 2 cloves of fresh garlic, but you can use 1 teaspoon instead canned minced garlic or 1/4 tsp garlic powder.
- pea – You can use fresh or frozen peas. The fresh ones give the soup a bright and vibrant flavor, while the frozen ones have a stronger sweetness. Feel free to add extra vegetables like carrots, celery, broccoli or spinach. Avoid using dried peas here as they take much longer to cook compared to the other ingredients.
- vegetable soup – chicken stock or bone broth Also, if you don’t need to be vegetarian.
- heavy cream – Adds a richer, creamier texture to dishes. It also lends a hint of sweetness and a velvety finish to the soup. Plain Greek yogurt, sour cream, or coconut milk can be substituted for dairy-free options, if desired.
- sea salt and black pepper – go try it. You can also garnish with thyme for extra flavor.
Variation: Ham and Pea Soup!
Adding ham to split pea soup is a great way to add saltiness and smokiness. Try dicing it and adding it in the last few minutes of cooking for a delicious change. Avoid ham here (typical dry pea soup) as it takes a long time to cook and soften.
How to Make Split Pea Soup
This section shows how to make stove-top green pea soup, with step-by-step photos and technical details to help you visualize it.For full instructions, including amounts and temperatures, see recipe card below.
- Fry the spices. in a big soup pot Or in a Dutch oven, heat the olive oil until glistening. Add diced onion and sauté until softened. Add garlic and cook until fragrant.
- Add peas and vegetable stock. Stir well.
- simmer. Bring vegetarian split pea soup to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Cook until the peas are soft.
- purée. Remove soup from heat and let cool for a few minutes. Pour into a blender, in batches if not suitable, and blend until smooth. (You can also use an immersion blender instead.)
- Adds creaminess. Return the combined split pea soup to the pot and heat over medium-high heat. Add cream. Season with salt and pepper. Heat, stirring occasionally, until it starts bubbling again.
- decorate. Remove from heat and serve. Garnish with extra cream, freshly ground black pepper, and peas on top, if desired.
- shop: Store leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 4 days.
- Meal Prep: Simply make a large batch, divide it into individual portions, and store in an airtight container.
- Reheat: Warm soup in the microwave, or on the stovetop over medium heat.
Can you freeze split pea soup?
Yes, you can freeze split pea soup recipes! Place in an airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.
What to Serve with Split Pea Soup
Try these classic creamy split pea soup pairings to turn it into a hearty meal.
More Spring Soup Recipes
The most comforting soup is a cream soup! For comforting flavors that are also perfect for spring (or, let’s be honest, any time of year that isn’t summer), try these recipes next:
Split Pea Soup Recipe (Easy, 6 Ingredients!)
This green pea soup recipe is bursting with savory flavor, with the natural sweetness and creamy texture of peas in every bite. It only takes 30 minutes!
Prepare: 5 minute
chef: 25 minute
all: 30 minute
Serving Size: 8 (adjust according to recipe)
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in a cauldron Heat olive oil over medium heat until olive oil shimmers.Add onion and sauté approx. 5 minutesuntil softened.
Add garlic and cook until 1 minutestirring constantly, until fragrant.
Add peas and vegetable stock. Stir well.
Bring the split pea soup to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer until 15 minutes.
Remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes.
Pour soup into a blender (work in batches if not suitable) and blend until smooth.
Return the stirred soup to the pot and heat over medium heat. Add the cream. Season with salt and pepper.heating 2-3 minutesStir occasionally until it starts bubbling again.
Remove from heat and serve. Garnish with extra cream, freshly ground black pepper, and peas on top, if desired.
Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount per serving. Serving sizes in recipe instructions above.
fat 6.4 grams
protein 5 grams
total carbohydrates 15.2 grams
net carbs 10.1 grams
fiber 5.1 grams
sugar 6.4 grams
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