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Herbed Split Pea Soup

5 Comments 21 October 2013

Herbed Split Pea Soup

Soup Season is upon us! During the months of October and November I crave creamy soups. And my favorite creamy soups are created with pureed vegetables, so they’re naturally dairy free and extremely healthy. This week I made a split pea soup that was so wonderful that the smell of it turned heads in the lunch room.

What made it so incredible?

Fresh herbs. Mint and basil.

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Herbed Split Pea Soup

by Heather

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots (about 1 c. chopped)
  • 2 inches ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 1/4 c. dried (16 oz package)
  • 7 c. water
  • 1 c. fresh basil, loosely packed
  • 1/4 c. fresh mint, loosely packed
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. sea salt

Directions:

1. Saute onion and garlic in olive oil in a large soup pot until onions are translucent. Add carrots and ginger and saute 3 more minutes.

2. Rinse peas and remove any debris such as little stones. Add peas and 7 cups of water to the soup pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmering. Cover and simmer for 40 minutes.

3. Stir in remaining ingredients until the herbs wilt and puree soup in a or high-powered blender in small batches.

4. Return to soup pot and heat on low for 30 minutes or until ready to serve.

Serves 6-8

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Other creamy soups that are perfect for Fall:

And if you’re in the mood for something raw:

Readers, dish!

  • What’s your favorite kind of creamy soup?
  • What do you crave in the Fall?
  • Do you make split pea soup? If so, what’s your secret ingredient?

This post was shared with Healthy Vegan Fridays and Wellness Weekends.

Your Comments

5 Comments so far

  1. I bet this soup is amazing, Heather! I adore spit pea soup and while I’m not much for mint in savory recipes, I know I could leave it out and be thrilled with the results. I love that you had everyone in the lunchroom looking at you! ;-)

    xo,
    Shirley

  2. Luke says:

    This soup looks great. We make something similar in our house, but not with ginger. That addition sounds like a good one!

  3. Mmmm this soup sounds super delicious =) I have to wait for it to be a wee bit colder to make soup, but I look forward to trying it out!
    I think my favourite creamy soup is butternut squash.

  4. amber says:

    Split pea is one of my favorites!!! This recipe looks great, Heather. It’s finally cooling down here in Northern California. :-)

    Hugs,
    –Amber


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